[Python-Dev] sizehint in readlines
Tue, 19 Sep 2000 14:42:24 +0200
Martin von Loewis wrote:
> I've added support for the sizehint parameter in all places where it
> was missing and the documentation referred to the file objects section
> (socket, StringIO, cStringIO). The only remaining place with a
> readlines function without sizehint is in multifile.py. I'll observe
> that the documentation of this module is quite confused: it mentions a
> str parameter for readline and readlines.
> Should multifile.MultiFile.readlines also support the sizehint? (note
> that read() deliberately does not support a size argument).
Since it is an optional hint for the implementation, I'd suggest
adding the optional parameter without actually making any use of
it. The interface should be there though.
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