confusion about opening files

robie1373 robie at
Tue Sep 24 05:19:09 CEST 2002

Thanks anyway. And you are right, I should check out the FAQ as well.

"Mark McEahern" <marklists at> wrote in message
news:mailman.1032835770.5997.python-list at
> [I wrote]
> > This is a FAQ.  You should probably find the Python FAQ and read
> > it.  Short story:  Don't use 'from x import *' unless you know
> > what you're doing.
> I should have read the post I was replying to more carefully.  I saw the
> "integer required" error and didn't notice that the OP was using
> So the 'from x import *' was a red herring.  As Erik Max Francis pointed
> out, the OP should use open instead of
> My apologies.
> Cheers,
> // mark
> -

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