DO NOT USE file() (was Re: altering an object as you iterate over it?)

John Salerno johnjsal at
Sat May 20 06:34:10 CEST 2006

Tim Peters wrote:
> [John Salerno, on the difference between `open` and `file`]
>> Interesting. What is the difference between them now?
> In 2.5 `file` is unchanged but `open` becomes a function:
>>>> file
> <type 'file'>
>>>> open
> <built-in function open>

So they are still used in the same way though?

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