What the heck? open() requires an integer?

Manuel M. Garcia mgarcia at cole-switches.com
Fri Sep 20 20:06:10 EDT 2002

"Fausto Arinos de A. Barbuto" <fbarbuto at telusplanet.net> wrote in message news:<MTIi9.14708$Zk4.751630 at news2.telusplanet.net>...
>     Also, it is a good idea to learn more Python before
>     venturing to develop code. Or to adapt someone
>     else's source code, which was exactly the case.

Please don't be too intimidated by Python.  It is fairly typical to
write a non-trivial Python program while learning the language.  For
example, it is surprising how straightforward the trickiest of OO
programming is in Python.

O'Reilly publishes two excellent books for people who wish to learn
Python and write applications quickly: Programming Python, 2nd
Edition, and Python Cookbook.

Also the Python newsgroup is very friendly to people new to the

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