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Date 2014-03-25.09:36:05
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The docs are contradictory on whether or not contextlib.redirect_stdout is reentrant, or reusable-but-not-reentrant. This would seem to be an oversight from issue19403, which probably should have changed "reusable but not reentrant" to "reentrant".

Present in both current and upcoming docs:
  http://docs.python.org/3/library/contextlib.html
  http://docs.python.org/3.5/library/contextlib.html

contextlib.redirect_stdout(new_target)
  ...
  This context manager is reusable but not reentrant.

29.6.3.1. Reentrant context managers
  ...
  threading.RLock is an example of a reentrant context manager, as are suppress() and redirect_stdout().
  ...
  Note also that being reentrant is not the same thing as being thread safe. redirect_stdout(), for example...
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