[Python-Dev] Possible py3k io wierdness

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Apr 5 19:45:50 CEST 2009

James Y Knight <foom <at> fuhm.net> writes:
> It seems that a separate method "_internal_close" should've been  
> defined to do the actual closing of the file, and the close() method  
> should've been defined on the base class as "self.flush();  
> self._internal_close()" and never overridden.

I'm completely open to changes as long as there is a reasonable consensus around
them. Your proposal looks sane, although the fact that a semi-private method
(starting with an underscore) is designed to be overriden in some classes is a
bit annoying.

I'd also like to have some advice from Guido, since he was one of the driving
forces behind the specification and the original Python implementation.



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