stdio EOF ?

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Fri Aug 9 23:38:21 CEST 2002


François Pinard wrote:

> [Erik Max Francis]
> 
> > The standard idiom [...] is:
> 
> >       while 1:
> >          line = file.readline()
> >          if not line:
> >             break
> >          ...
> 
> This is the _old_ standard idiom.  The new standard idiom is:
> 
>     for line in file:
>         ...

Correct me if I'm wrong (and this is at least true in 2.2), this does
not do what the original poster asked.  It is equivalent to

	for line in file.xreadlines(): ...

which has the same buffering problem that the original poster was trying
to avoid.

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