Shouldn't urlopen "files" be iterable?
Magnus Lie Hetland
mlh at idi.ntnu.no
Sat Sep 29 23:22:49 CEST 2001
"Grant Edwards" <grante at visi.com> wrote in message
news:slrn9rcdao.1al.grante at tuxtop.visi.com...
> On Sat, 29 Sep 2001 22:54:53 +0400, Oleg Broytmann <phd at phd.pp.ru> wrote:
> >> How do you request part of a file via HTTP?
> > Using ranges.
> It's going to be pretty hard to determine whether it "cheaper"
> to download the whole thing and discard unwanted portions or to
> establish multiple conenctions and send multiple requests.
Certainly. I guess my main motivation for wanting to use
file iteration is an aesthetic one... I like it. And I certainly
like "file-like" objects to _behave like_ files. Isn't that what
they're supposed to do?
Again, I see no reason not to include this. (If need be, I'll be
happy to provide a patch.)
> Grant Edwards
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