[Python-ideas] Make-statement [Re: Different interface for namedtuple?]

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 05:43:26 CET 2011

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 6:46 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Jim Jewett wrote:
>> I had thought of the finally as the element-close tags...
> But generation of the closing tags doesn't really have to
> be done in a finally block, unless you're somehow wanting
> to support throwing an exception in the middle of your
> xml generation and still have it generate well-formed xml.
> In the absence of such a requirement, using a with-statement
> seems like overkill.

You don't use it as a finally block for that style of thing - if you
hit any exception, you just reraise it (really easy with
@contextmanager - simply don't put a try/finally around the yield


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