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Title: Clarify pathlib.Path("filepath").read_text()
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.8, Python 3.7, Python 3.6
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: CuriousLearner, docs@python, miss-islington, terry.reedy, thomas.nyberg, xtreak
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2018-08-02 11:52 by thomas.nyberg, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 8645 merged xtreak, 2018-08-03 04:52
PR 8694 merged miss-islington, 2018-08-06 19:55
PR 8695 merged miss-islington, 2018-08-06 19:55
Messages (8)
msg322947 - (view) Author: Thomas Nyberg (thomas.nyberg) * Date: 2018-08-02 11:52
This came out of the following posts:

Basically my request would be to change the documentation here:

I would like to add a note that the underlying file object itself is closed after the read_text() method is called. Maybe I'm just a little dense and it should be obvious that the functionality here would be different than open("filepath").read(), but given that thread I linked, I don't believe I'm the only one.
msg322991 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2018-08-02 20:11
How about if we add "The file is opened and then closed." before "The optional parameters have the same meaning as in open()."
msg323033 - (view) Author: Thomas Nyberg (thomas.nyberg) * Date: 2018-08-03 06:51
For what it's worth as the original opener of the bug report, I think Terry's recommendation clarifies things quite well.
msg323152 - (view) Author: Sanyam Khurana (CuriousLearner) * (Python triager) Date: 2018-08-05 14:25
+1 to Terry's suggestion.

I've reviewed xtreak's PR and it looks good to me.
msg323219 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2018-08-06 19:55
New changeset 5b2657fb8c5aaa98e5748e1c325c74b97ea12fd1 by Terry Jan Reedy (Xtreak) in branch 'master':
bpo-34319: Clarify file handler closure in pathlib.read_text (GH-8645)
msg323220 - (view) Author: miss-islington (miss-islington) Date: 2018-08-06 19:59
New changeset 1c6df83e9318ab4ef8e32b805b8226b1324e1ffd by Miss Islington (bot) in branch '3.7':
bpo-34319: Clarify file handler closure in pathlib.read_text (GH-8645)
msg323221 - (view) Author: miss-islington (miss-islington) Date: 2018-08-06 20:04
New changeset 3da5c5c76d90ddfc4c188cc801d9387501b63b7f by Miss Islington (bot) in branch '3.6':
bpo-34319: Clarify file handler closure in pathlib.read_text (GH-8645)
msg324145 - (view) Author: Sanyam Khurana (CuriousLearner) * (Python triager) Date: 2018-08-27 04:18
Marking this bug as fixed via
Date User Action Args
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resolution: fixed
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stage: needs patch
2018-08-02 12:28:44xtreaksetnosy: + xtreak
2018-08-02 11:52:33thomas.nybergcreate