Searching for the best scripting language,

David Eppstein eppstein at ics.uci.edu
Tue Jun 15 18:53:12 CEST 2004


In article <60dfb6f6.0406150827.6dcc5ef5 at posting.google.com>,
 imbosol at aerojockey.com (Carl Banks) wrote:

> > >     import glob
> > >     import os
> > >     import re
> > > 
> > >     f = {}
> > >     for pattern in ("*.rar.*","*.r[0-9][0-9].*"):
> > >         for listing in glob.glob(prefix+pattern):
> > >             f[listing] = None
> > >     for filename in f:
> > >         os.system("cat %s.* > %s" % (sesc(filename),sesc(filename)))
> > > 
> > > 
> > > I don't know what sesc is.  I assume he had defined it elsewhere,
> > > because he said this was only part of a script he wrote (and that's
> > > what scares me--I can understand a throwaway one-liner looking like
> > > this, but not a line in a script).
> > 
> > As long as we're cleaning up code, how about
> > 
> >     import glob, os, sets
> >     f = Set()
> >     for pattern in ("*.rar.*","*.r[0-9][0-9].*"):
> >         f.update(glob.glob(prefix+pattern))
> >     for filename in f:
> >         os.system("cat %s.* > %s" % (sesc(filename),sesc(filename)))
> > 
> > Now it's not even much longer than the original unreadable mess...
> 
> I just noticed that I mistakenly left out the regexp in my clean code.
>  Where I had f[listing] = None, I should have
> f[re.sub(r"\.\d+[\d.-]*$","",listing)] = None, or an extra varible.

I was wondering where the import re was supposed to be used...
so the line
    f.update(glob.glob(prefix+pattern))
should become
    for listing in glob.glob(prefix+pattern):
        f.add(re.sub(r"\.\d+[\d.-]*$","",listing)
I guess?  Not so different from what you posted, after that change...

As long as we're admitting to mistakes in code, I should have used 
sets.Set instead of just Set in the second line.

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David Eppstein                      http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/
Univ. of California, Irvine, School of Information & Computer Science



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