stdio EOF ?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Tue Aug 13 20:08:50 CEST 2002


Jacek Generowicz wrote:

> ... unfortunately empty lines are meaningful in the relevant context
> (separation of datasets); an empty line has a meaning different from
> that of EOF (no more datasets after this one).

And that code handles empty lines correctly in all cases; the .readline
method includes the trailing newline (which may only be missing on the
last line, in which case there will actually be some content and the
line preventing the truth test from failing).

I am really astonished with the amount of misinformation being put forth
in this thread.  The simple reading of text files doesn't _really_ cause
this much confusion, does it?

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