Problem loading a file of words

Robert Kern rkern at
Mon Jul 25 06:19:34 CEST 2005

Devan L wrote:

> Heh, it reminds me of the code I used to write.
> def sort_string(word):
>     return ''.join(sorted(list(word.lower())))
> f = open('dictionary.txt','r')
> lines = [line.rstrip('\n') for line in f.readlines()]
> f.close()
> dictionary = dict((sort_string(line),line) for line in lines)

That's definitely not the kind of dictionary that he wants.

Robert Kern
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