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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
It is hardly "convenience", but good library programming style, to make sure that internal data stays internal.
I would go so far as argue, that the naïve library user that doesn't close the fds, isn't entirely an idiot for expecting not to be responsible for library data.
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