[Python-ideas] with-statement syntactic quirk

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 02:47:20 CET 2012

On Oct 31, 2012, at 3:38 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

>  IWBNI you could write it like this:
>    with (open('/etc/passwd') as p1,
>          open('/etc/passwd') as p2):
>          pass
> This seems analogous to using parens to wrap long if-statements, but maybe
> there's some subtle corner of the grammar that makes this problematic (like
> 'with' treating the whole thing as a single context manager).
> Of course, you can wrap with backslashes, but ick!

I would rather live a bashslash than have yet another change to the grammar
or have context-manager semantics added to tuples.

ISTM that this isn't a problem worth solving.  

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