newbie problem

Manuel Hendel manuel at
Tue Aug 27 20:33:49 CEST 2002

On Tue, Aug 27, 2002 at 11:10:14AM -0700, Matt Gerrans wrote:
> How's this (I saved your sample input to a file called c:\temp\input.dat,
> obviously):
> for line in open( r'c:\temp\input.dat' ).readlines():
>    len(line.split()) > 2:
>       if line.split()[0]=='#':
>          tag=line.split()[2]
>       else:
>          print '|'.join([tag]+line.split())
> (This is quick 'n' dirty, of course, if I was *really* going to use it,
> there would be a bit of error handling and it wouldn't be using hard-coded
> filenames, etc., but it is good enough for one-shot use, if you are just
> using it yourself (I think -- you can see how badly it falls apart on your
> real data file!).)

This causes an error in the following line:

len(line.split()) > 2:
SyntaxError: invalid syntax


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