Working with Huge Text Files

cwazir at yahoo.com cwazir at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 20 06:29:52 CET 2005


John Machin wrote:

> More meaningful names wouldn't go astray either :-)

I heartily concur!

Instead of starting with:
  fields = line.strip().split(',')
you could use something like:
  (f_name, f_date, f_time, ...) = line.strip().split(',')

Of course then you won't be able to use ', '.join(fields[1:])
for the output, but the rest of the program will be
MUCH more readable/maintainable.

Chirag Wazir 
http://chirag.freeshell.org




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