testing true condition
Lars von Wedel
lvw at lfpt.rwth-aachen.de
Wed Apr 19 07:20:49 EDT 2000
You can do something like this if you want an easier way to iterate
over a number of lines of a number of files
for line in fileinput.input():
This statement iterates over all lines of all files submitted via the
command line. Look into the documentation for module fileinput, it
offers a number of other interesting stuff. You could e.g. call
test.py *.txt > concat.txt
to generate a concatenated list of all .txt files with the above.
Don't forget the ',' at the end of the print statement. Otherwise
each line will have a blank line after it when you read text files.
Remco Gerlich writes:
> Gregoire Welraeds wrote in comp.lang.python:
> > I know that I can't do something like the following:
> > >>> while (line= f.readline()):
> > ...
> > as i could in C. Is there any replacement tricks ?
> The standard Python idiom is:
> while 1:
> line = f.readline()
> if not line:
> There are also wrapper classes around file input, so you can use it in a for
> loop, but it doesn't read in the whole file at once (same difference as with
> range and xrange). Don't remember its name, but it's not hard to roll your
> Remco Gerlich, scarblac at pino.selwerd.nl
> Murphy's Rules, "Try a firecracker":
> In TSR's Top Secret, it usually takes three grenade explosions to kill
> the average player-character-agent.
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