Newby: how to transform text into lines of text
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Mon Jan 26 16:10:11 CET 2009
On 26 Jan 2009 14:51:33 GMT Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_666 at gmx.net>
> On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:22:18 +0000, Sion Arrowsmith wrote:
> > content = a.readlines()
> > (Just because we can now write "for line in file" doesn't mean that
> > readlines() is *totally* redundant.)
> But ``content = list(a)`` is shorter. :-)
But much less clear, wouldn't you say?
content is now what? A list of lines? Characters? Bytes? I-Nodes?
Dates? Granted, it can be inferred from the fact that a file is its
own iterator over its lines, but that is a mental step that readlines()
frees you from doing.
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