Equivalent of Perl chomp?

Thomas Bellman bellman at lysator.liu.se
Sat Feb 2 17:20:19 CET 2002


"Steve Holden" <sholden at holdenweb.com> wrote:

> Perhaps I'm just lazy, but why not process

>     for line in file(filename).read().split("\n"):

> under such circumstances?

Because

a) I don't like reading entire files into memory before processing,
   when not needed.  I'm not very fond of wasting memory.  Too many
   programs do that already, and I don't feel the need to contribute
   to that.

b) It is more complicated to read and understand.  'for line in
   fp.xreadlines()' is immediately understandable, while your
   variant takes a couple of seconds to understand the full
   implications of.


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