Scanning a file

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Tue Nov 1 01:58:52 CET 2005


Paul Watson <pwatson at redlinepy.com> writes:
[...]
> How "ill" will things be when large bodies of code cannot run 
> successfully on a future version of Python or a non-CPython 
> implementation which does not close files.  Might as well put file 
> closing on exit into the specification.
[...]

There are many, many ways of making a large body of code "ill".

Closing off this particular one would make it harder to get benefit of
non-C implementations of Python, so it has been judged "not worth it".
I think I agree with that judgement.


John




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