[Numpy-discussion] fromfile() for reading text (one more time!)

Pauli Virtanen pav at iki.fi
Tue Jan 5 15:01:36 EST 2010

ma, 2010-01-04 kello 17:05 -0800, Christopher Barker kirjoitti:
> I also notice that it supports separators of arbitrary length, which I 
> wonder how useful that is. But it also does odd things with spaces 
> embedded in the separator:
> ", $ #" matches all of:  ",$#"   ", $#"  ",$ #"
> Is it worth trying to fix that?

That's a documented feature:

    sep : str
        Separator between items if file is a text file.
        Empty ("") separator means the file should be treated as binary.
        Spaces (" ") in the separator match zero or more whitespace
        characters. A separator consisting only of spaces must match at
        least one whitespace.

Pauli Virtanen

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