Newbie question about file input
ndeskins at ecn.purdue.edu
Tue Aug 17 17:07:42 CEST 2004
Christopher T King wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Aug 2004, Aaron Deskins wrote:
>> Also, what exactly is stored when a blank line is read by the
>>readline command? A zero, blank, or what???
> readline() always includes the '\n' that terminates the line, so any
> 'blank' line that is read will be returned as a simply '\n'. The only
> time readline() won't return a line terminated with '\n' is if the last
> line of the file isn't terminated with '\n' (common on Windows), in which
> context a blank line is meaningless.
So why does a linesplit fail after the program reads a blank line (or a
'\n')? Is this simply because there's no way to assign the variable '\n' ?
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