Python standard lib : give me more withs !
by Tarek Ziadé
I used to write in files like this :
It’s ugly for sure, and a more proper way is :
f = open('somefile', 'w') try: f.write(content) finally: f.close()
But since Python 2.6, the with statement is superior for this code pattern:
with open('somefile', 'w') as f: f.write(content)
This is so natural in fact that I am always thinking about with when I work with classes that have a start/stop or open/close behavior.
So, what about adding this behavior into imaplib.IMAP4, ftplib.FTP and smtplib.SMTP ?
So we can write things like this :
>>> from ftplib import FTP >>> with FTP('ftp.somewhere.com') as ftp: ... ftp.login('someone', 'pass') ... (some code) ...
I am working on a series of patches for this, and wondering if some other classes in the standard library could benefit from this as well..