Something that Perl can do that Python can't?

George Sakkis gsakkis at
Sat Jul 23 01:31:49 CEST 2005

"Dr. Who" <google at> wrote in message
news:1122066437.870669.58990 at
> Well, I finally managed to solve it myself by looking at some code.
> The solution in Python is a little non-intuitive but this is how to get
> it:
> while 1:
>     line = stdout.readline()
>     if not line:
>         break
>     print 'LINE:', line,
> If anyone can do it the more Pythonic way with some sort of iteration
> over stdout, please let me know.
> Jeff

You can use the sentinel form of iter():

for line in iter(stdout.readline, ''):
    print 'LINE:', line,


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