[Python-Dev] Proposed new module for the Python library
Eric S. Raymond
Thu, 2 Aug 2001 23:30:45 -0400
Paul Prescod <paulp@ActiveState.com>:
> Sounds "import fileinput-ish" to me. Are there fixes to fileinput that
> will make it applicable to your problems?
No. The existing code in the fileinput module is intended to treat a
sequence of files as one continuous input source. My module is
designed to iterate over files, transforming each one to a
corresponsing named output file.
They're both input frameworks, but otherwise quite different. The
fileinput model is appropriate for filters like cat(1) and tr(1). The
ccframe model, on the other hand, is appropriate for compilers and
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