[Python-Dev] file(fileinput.input())

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 06 May 2002 10:11:53 -0400

> Should file(fileinput.input()) work?  Currently it raises an
> exception because fileinput.input() returns neither a string nor a
> buffer object.

What on earth would you want it to do?  It doesn't seem to make any
sense to me.

> If it should work, would it make sense for file() to look for
> __file__ on instances?  Or should fileinput.input() return a
> subclass of the file object?  Or some other solution I haven't
> thought of?

I have no idea what you want, so I can't answer this.

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