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I don't think that's true, though.  "file like" pretty much means "has the file attributes that I actually use".  That is, it is context dependent (duck typing).

I'm also not sure I see the point in the change.  It is inherent in the definition of what ABCs are.  I think the language should be audited for imperative/prescriptive voice, though:

  Flush and close this stream. If called again, do nothing. Once the file is closed, any operation on the file (e.g. reading or writing) should raise a ValueError.

My use of 'should' there might be controversial, though, since in the default implementation 'will' is correct.  If 'will' is kept, then perhaps some variation of your note would be appropriate.
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