Closing Rope curve

Hi, quick question that the docs - and a quick search on the forums - don’t seem to answer: can a Rope (direct.showutil.Rope) be ‘closed’? I’m pretty happy with how (easy) the class works, but I need closed curve. Appending the first vertex to the end of the list before feeding vertices to rope.setup() doesn’t do the trick… the start and end of the curve don’t smoothly connect (especially noticable when usen RenderMode RM_tape and a line thickness).

Can it be done, or should I look at another class? If so, any suggestions?