I want to change a couple of files at one time, iff I can write to all of them. I'm wondering if I somehow can combine the multiple open calls with the
with open('a', 'w') as a and open('b', 'w') as b:
except IOError as e:
print 'Operation failed: %s' % e.strerror
As of Python 2.7 (or 3.1 respectively) you can write
with open('a', 'w') as a, open('b', 'w') as b: do_something()
In earlier versions of Python, you can sometimes use
contextlib.nested() to nest context managers. This won't work as expected for opening multiples files, though -- see the linked documentation for details.