[Tutor] Closeing a file written to by cPickle dump

Dave S pythontut at pusspaws.net
Sat Nov 27 21:57:57 CET 2004

So far when I have needed to write to a file I have:

import time,smtplib,os,sys

Now I need to use pickle to save dictionaries, I have started:

from cPickle import dump

It appears to work OK & I can read from the pickle but in this dump 
format do I need to close the open file with an equiverlant of 
xxx.close(). Am I in danger of data not being flushed to the hard drive ?

If I do need to close it, how do I do that because there is no class 
instance ?


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