Anonymous file closing

Peter Hansen peter at
Fri Jun 11 21:29:07 CEST 2004

Sergey Krushinsky wrote:

> Peter Hansen wrote:
>> Duncan's response says it all, but here's the solution
>> if you don't like the uncertainty inherent in the above:
>> f = open(filename, 'r')
>> try:
>>     text =
>> finally:
>>     f.close()
> But the uncertainty remains in case of an anonymous file, doesn't it?

What's an "anonymous file"?  The term means nothing to me...

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