Shouldn't urlopen "files" be iterable?

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Sat Sep 29 20:48:07 CEST 2001


On Sat, 29 Sep 2001 20:29:51 +0200, Magnus Lie Hetland <mlh at idi.ntnu.no> wrote:
>"Jarno J Virtanen" <jajvirta at cc.helsinki.fi> wrote in message
>news:slrn9raqcm.k93.jajvirta at sirppi.helsinki.fi...
>> Sat, 29 Sep 2001 00:33:33 +0200 Magnus Lie Hetland wrote:
>> > I just tried to do
>> >
>> >   for line in urlopen(url): ...
>> >
>> > but it didn't work... Shouldn't the urllib "files"
>> > behave like other files? (Using 2.2a2)
>>
>> Yeah, you just forgot ".readlines()", e.g.:
>>
>> for line in urllib.urlopen(url).readlines():
>>     ...
>
>No, my good man... I did not forget <wink>. readlines()
>would require me to download the whole thing in one
>go, and that isn't necessarily what I want.

How do you request part of a file via HTTP?  

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