Stringbuffer

Andrew Dalke dalke at acm.org
Sun Feb 4 06:50:30 CET 2001


Joshua Marshall:
>   buf = []
>   while stream.more():
>      buf = buf + stream.read()
>   string.join(buf, '')
>
>Is there a faster way?  I'm thinking of writing a Stringbuffer
>class in C.  Or does a quick, reliable one already exist?

Might want to look at cStringIO

import cStringIO
buf = cStringIO.StringIO()
while stream.more():
  buf.write(stream.read())
s = buf.getvalue()

Or you can use an array

import array
buf = array.array("c", "")
while stream.more():
  buf.fromstring(stream.read())
s = buf.tostring()


Must admit that I would like the method names to be more
similar between these two.

                    Andrew
                    dalke at acm.org






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