while true: !!!

Simon Brunning SBrunning at trisystems.co.uk
Mon Dec 11 10:25:25 EST 2000

> From:	Jaroslav Gergic [SMTP:j_gergic at yahoo.com]
> Do you know better construction to avoid both - duplicate lines
> and horrible 'while 1' construction?
> Something like:
> while( "" != (line = fh.readline()) ):
>   ... do something ...
Unless the file is *really* big, I usually use:

for line in fh.readlines():
    do something with line

Simple, fast, and I've not personally had to process a file large enough
that this won't work.

Simon Brunning
TriSystems Ltd.
sbrunning at trisystems.co.uk

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