[Python-Dev] Proposed new module for the Python library

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 01:45:29 -0400

Greg Ewing <greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz>:
> > 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. 
> Still, they sound similar enough that the functionality
> should perhaps be merged into one module, with options
> for getting "concatenated" or "separate" input files.

I'd be open to that -- it's why I said "existing" code :-).
It doesn't matter to me whether my functions live in the
fileinput module or in a sepate ccframe module.

I wrote the documentation page this morning.
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