slicing the end of a string in a list

John Salerno johnjsal at
Mon Mar 6 17:51:54 CET 2006

Steve Holden wrote:

> It's not possible to perform an explicit close if, as in this case, you 
> don't have an explicit reference to the file object.
> In CPython it's not strictly necessary to close the file, but other 
> implementations don't guarantee that a file will be closed after the 
> last reference is deleted.
> So for fullest portability it's better explicitly close the file.
> regards
>  Steve


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