[Python-Dev] PEP 377 - allow __enter__() methods to skip the statement body

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Mar 16 23:27:52 CET 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 3:19 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>> Hell, I largely wrote PEP 377 to try to get out of having to document
>>> these semantic problems with the with statement - if I'm having trouble
>>> getting *python-dev* to grasp the problem, what hope do other users of
>>> Python have?
>> Hell, if you can't come up with a real use case, why bother? :-)
> I figured I'd try for a solution that didn't offend my sense of
> aesthetics before caving in and working out how to better document the
> limitations of the status quo :)
>> Perhaps you could address my worry about introducing an obscure
>> BaseException subclass that will forever add to the weight of the list
>> of built-in exceptions in all documentation?
> Since this is really just a matter of the aesthetics of the underlying
> design from my point of view rather than solving a real world problem, I
> don't have a good answer for you.
> In the absence of reports of actual problems caused by this limitation,
> should I consider the PEP rejected?

Yes -- sorry for your wasted efforts.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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