[PyAR2] Loop? Sockets?
Chad_Cooper at SWN.COM
Fri Feb 15 20:55:33 CET 2008
Could you somehow use the last modified time of the file? But you still have to keep constantly checking that timestamp.
From: W W [mailto:srilyk at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 01:52 PM Central Standard Time
To: pyar2 at python.org
Subject: [PyAR2] Loop? Sockets?
I have a question about efficiency I suppose it is.
I'm experimenting with a chat type program, and here's question:
Would it be considered efficient to run an infinite loop continually opening and reading a file, say
f = open('convo.txt', 'r')
f = f.readlines()
Or some variant of that? Or are there sockets(?) or something that would work better? Basically I just want to be able to open it whenever the file is changed, so that seems like overkill (and probably a waste of cycles).
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