BIG problem if readline strips newlines

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Wed Jun 13 19:27:38 CEST 2001

In article <kMLV6.9570$Ts6.627720 at>,
Pete Shinners <shredwheat at> wrote:
>i guess there would just be a problem with the
>while 1 idiom
>  while 1:
>    line = file.readline(chomp=1)
>    if not line: break
>not as big a problem as i originally thought. not with
>xreadlines and other new looping  methods that get us
>away from the while 1 standard

Not even a problem at all, given that anyone using a Python with a chomp
mode *has* to have xreadlines() (and probably iterators).
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