[Python-Dev] Remove str.find in 3.0?

Reinhold Birkenfeld reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net
Sat Aug 27 16:40:36 CEST 2005

Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> [Martin]
>> For another example, file.read() returns an empty string at EOF.
> When my turn comes for making 3.0 proposals, I'm going to recommend
> nixing the "empty string at EOF" API.  That is a carry-over from C that
> made some sense before there were iterators.  Now, we have the option of
> introducing much cleaner iterator versions of these methods that use
> compact, fast, and readable for-loops instead of multi-statement
> while-loop boilerplate.

I think

for char in iter(lambda: f.read(1), ''):

is not bad, too.


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