Python Feature Request: Add the "using" keyword which works like "with" in Visual Basic

Alex Martelli aleax at
Tue Apr 17 06:54:37 CEST 2007

Paul Boddie <paul at> wrote:

> > Now I hear that the word "with" is being discussed for a different
> > purpose in Py 3 as a result of a PEP and I don't want to conflict with
> > that.
> The "with" keyword appears in 2.5 onwards.

...but needs a "from __future__ import with_statement" in 2.5 itself.


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