[Tutor] file.read() doesn't give full contents of compressed files
David.Barton at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Feb 20 14:45:05 CET 2007
I see. Thanks for that.
From: Kent Johnson [mailto:kent37 at tds.net]
Sent: 20 February 2007 13:30
To: Barton David
Cc: tutor at python.org
Subject: Re: [Tutor] file.read() doesn't give full contents of
Barton David wrote:
> Oh... of course. Thanks and sorry for missing the bleeding obvious.
> Mind you, when reading in 'txt mode' rather than binary, len()
> actually gives a much *smaller* size than getsize. Does the conversion
> into txt happen to introduce some sort of terminator character that
> file.read() from going to the end?
Actually, yes. A ctrl-Z is treated as an end-of-file when reading a file
in text mode on Windows.
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