[Python-Dev] Use for enumerate()

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 23:41:27 -0400

[holger krekel]
> ...
> But anyway, isn't reading and counting still a faster technique than
> using readlines() esp. for larger files?

How should I know <wink>?  readlines() *is* reading and counting under the
covers, but at C speed.  So the question is whether and when you can program
correct chunking at Python speed that's faster than the time readlines()
takes to build line objects into a list.  Try it and time it.