New to Python - Easy way to open a text file

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Fri Mar 30 18:39:12 CEST 2007


In <1175270675.296617.83380 at e65g2000hsc.googlegroups.com>, kyosohma wrote:

> I'm not familiar with ezt formats, however reading a text file is a
> breeze.

This sentence doesn't match the code that follow.  It's really simpler
than that ``while`` loop.

> f = open(r'pathToFile')
> while True:
> 	line = f.readline()
> 	if not line: break
> 	# do something with the line of text such as print it.
> 
> f.close()

f = open(r'pathToFile)
for line in f:
    # do something with the line of text such as print it.
f.close()

Ciao,
	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch



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