[BangPypers] How to handle files efficiently in python
orsenthil at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 03:26:45 CET 2011
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 02:25:04AM +0530, Vishal wrote:
> if you could read the entire file in one go...(i.e. unless your file is more
> than 50MB)...how about the following?
>>> for line in reversed((open('filename').readlines()[-1:-n:-1])):
... print line
> # n is the number of lines you want to read.
> l = open(filename).read().rsplit('\n', n+1)
- readlines would be better.
> # following is to keep the memory requirement low.
> # but this is optional, if you only want to print the lines, and then end
> the python process.
> l = None
- Could not get why you are setting the first item to None.
This does not free anything. Where is something un-referenced for it
to garbage collect?
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