[Python-Dev] empty string api for files
raymond.hettinger at verizon.net
Sat Aug 27 17:04:54 CEST 2005
> For reading bytes, I *know* that a lot of code would become uglier if
> the API changed to raise EOFError exceptions
I had StopIteration in mind. Instead of writing:
block = f.read(20)
if line == '':
. . .
We would use:
for block in f.readblocks(20):
. . .
More beauty, a little faster, more concise, and less error-prone. Of
course, there are likely better choices for the method name, but you get
the gist of it.
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