[Python-Dev] When to use EOFError?

Serhiy Storchaka storchaka at gmail.com
Sat Jun 25 17:26:26 EDT 2016

On 22.06.16 19:22, André Malo wrote:
> I often concatenate multiple pickles into one file. When reading them, it
> works like this:
> try:
>      while True:
>          yield pickle.load(fp)
> except EOFError:
>      pass
> In this case the truncation is not really unexpected. Maybe it should
> distinguish between truncated-in-the-middle and truncated-because-empty.
> (Same goes for marshal)

This is interesting application, but works only for non-truncated data. 
If the data is truncated, you just lose the last item without a notice.

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