confusion about opening files

Max M maxm at
Tue Sep 24 04:47:16 EDT 2002

Mark McEahern wrote:

> 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

Actually he should use file() as open() is deprecated (well sort of ;-) )

"2.1 Built-in Functions
The file() constructor is new in Python 2.2. The previous spelling, 
open(), is retained for compatibility, and is an alias for file(). "

regards Max M

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