scanf in python

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun Jul 27 01:43:09 CEST 2008

In message <4889ae4a$0$3726$426a74cc at>, AMD wrote:

>> In message <4884e77a$0$29405$426a74cc at>, AMD wrote:
>>> Actually it is quite common, it is used for processing of files not for
>>> reading parameters. You can use it whenever you need to read a simple
>>> csv file or fixed format file which contains many lines with several
>>> fields per line.
>> I do that all the time, in Python and C++, but I've never felt the need
>> for a scanf-type function.
> I agree scanf is not a must have function but rather a nice to have
> function.

I've never felt that scanf would be "nice" to have. Not in Python, not in

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