<type 'exceptions.TypeError'>: an integer is required
davea at ieee.org
Tue Jun 16 06:06:13 CEST 2009
Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:
> open() doesn't take a string as second parameter, see 'help(open)'. Instead,
> it takes one of the integers which are defined as symbols in the os module,
> see 'dir(os)'.
Where'd you get that misinformation? The second parameter to the
builtin function open() is a string, such as 'r', 'wb', etc.
help(open) doesn't say much in 2.6, but in 3.1, it spells it out. For
2.6, look at the non-interactive documentation, such as the chm file in
Now perhaps you're referring to open() in some other module, such as
os.open(). If so, it behooves you to specify that, as an unqualified
open() can only refer to the one in builltin.
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