easy question on input files in Python

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Mon Dec 11 09:39:04 EST 2000

<jerry_spicklemire at my-deja.com> wrote in message
news:90ite3$2j0$1 at nnrp1.deja.com...
> Alex Martelli  wrote:
> > What Ian wants is a 'overwritable buffer', so the _same_
> > memory area is reused at each read.  But Python file
> > objects don't support that.  Nor I believe do array
> > objects (their fromFile method appends to the array,
> > does not overwrite it).  I think it need to be done as a
> > C extension (maybe Numeric already offers it...?).
> Good point! Object arrays, not limited to numeric objects,
> are one of the coolest features of Numeric.
> I've no clue about over-writable-ness though.
> Thanks for the reply!
> Jerry S.
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> Before you buy.
The augmented assignment operations can change objects in place, but of
course they are written in C as a part of the implementation :-(

Looks like this problem might need an extension module in C?


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