[PyAR2] Loop? Sockets?

Kwadroke of The Wired kwadroke at gmail.com
Fri Feb 15 21:13:07 CET 2008

On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 1:55 PM, Chad Cooper <Chad_Cooper at swn.com> wrote:

>  Could you somehow use the last modified time of the file? But you still
> have to keep constantly checking that timestamp.
>  -----Original Message-----
> From:   W W [mailto:srilyk at gmail.com <srilyk at gmail.com>]
> Sent:   Friday, February 15, 2008 01:52 PM Central Standard Time
> To:     pyar2 at python.org
> Subject:        [PyAR2] Loop? Sockets?
> Hi,
> 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
> while True:
>    f = open('convo.txt', 'r')
>    f = f.readlines()
>    print f
> 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).
> TIA,
> Wayne
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Would something like this work: http://pyinotify.sourceforge.net/ ?

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