read lines without the line break character at the end?
Wai Yip Tung
tungwaiyip at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 3 01:51:41 CEST 2004
Thanks, I like the rstrip() syntax. Coming from Java background. I made
too many mistakes forgetting to strip the '\n' before using the string.
> "Wai Yip Tung" <tungwaiyip at yahoo.com> writes:
>> When I do
>> for line in fp:
>> the line string usually has a '\n' at the end. In many cases I don't
>> want the line break character. I can trim it using
>> if line.endswith('\n'): line = line[:-1]
>> Given I do it so frequently I wonder if there is some builtin way to
>> say I don't wnt the line break character?
> No. line.rstrip('\n') is a shorter way of trimming the newline
> character, though.
> I guess adding
> def without_newlines(thing):
> for line in thing:
> yield line.rstrip('\n')
> to your snippet collection will do.
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