It's ...

Angus Rodgers twirlip at
Thu Jun 25 12:56:47 EDT 2009

On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 17:53:51 +0100, I wrote:

>On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:31:47 -0500, Kirk Strauser 
><kirk at> wrote:
>>At 2009-06-24T19:53:49Z, Angus Rodgers <twirlip at> writes:
>>> print ''.join(map(detab, f.xreadlines()))
>>An equivalent in modern Pythons:
>>>>> print ''.join(line.expandtabs(3) for line in file('h071.txt'))
>I guess the code below would also have worked in 2.1?
>(It does in 2.5.4.)
> print ''.join(line.expandtabs(3) for line in \
> file('h071.txt').xreadlines())

Possibly silly question (in for a penny ...): does the new feature,
by which a file becomes iterable, operate by some kind of coercion
of a file object to a list object, via something like x.readlines()?
<runs for cover>
Angus Rodgers

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