[Python-Dev] Ext4 data loss

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 01:54:26 CET 2009

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>> What do you mean? open() doesn't allow you to wrap other file objects.
> I'm talking about things like GzipFile that take a
> filename and mode, open the file and then wrap the
> file object.

The tempfile module would be another example.

For that reason, I think Steven's idea of a filetools module which
provided context managers and the like that wrapped *existing* file-like
objects might be preferable.

Otherwise it may be a while before sync-aware code is able to deal with
anything other than basic files.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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