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[CLJ-190] enhance with-open to be extensible with a new close multimethod Created: 13/Sep/09  Updated: 03/Sep/13

Status: Open
Project: Clojure
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Enhancement Priority: Major
Reporter: Anonymous Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: io


Discussion: http://groups.google.com/group/clojure/browse_thread/thread/8e4e56f6fc65cc8e/618a893a5b2a5410

Currently, with-open calls .close when it's finished. I'd like it to have a (defmulti close type) so it's behavior is extensible. A standard method could be defined for java.io.Closeable and a :default method with no type hint. I've come across a few cases where some external library defines what is essentially a close method but names it shutdown or disable, etc., and adding my own "defmethod close" would be much easier than rewriting with-open. This would also allow people to eliminate reflection for classes like sql Connection that were created before Closeable.

Comment by Assembla Importer [ 24/Aug/10 4:30 AM ]

Converted from http://www.assembla.com/spaces/clojure/tickets/190
clojure-190-with-open.patch - https://www.assembla.com/spaces/clojure/documents/ca27R6Ojur3PQ0eJe5afGb/download/ca27R6Ojur3PQ0eJe5afGb

Comment by Assembla Importer [ 24/Aug/10 4:30 AM ]

mikehinchey said: [file:ca27R6Ojur3PQ0eJe5afGb]: fix adds close method and tests

Comment by Assembla Importer [ 24/Aug/10 4:30 AM ]

mikehinchey said: Note, I only defined methods for :default (reflection of .close) and Closeable, not sql or the numerous other classes in java that should be Closeable but are not. Maybe clojure.contrib.sql and other such libraries should define related close methods.

Comment by Assembla Importer [ 24/Aug/10 4:30 AM ]

richhickey said: I want to hold off on this until scopes are in

Comment by Tassilo Horn [ 23/Dec/11 6:50 AM ]

Probably better implemented using a protocol. See http://dev.clojure.org/jira/browse/CLJ-308

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