Reading a file

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Thu Mar 5 15:28:16 CET 2009


Aahz wrote:
> In article <mailman.9538.1234633556.3487.python-list at python.org>,
> Terry Reedy  <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>> for line in open('char.txt'):
>>   if line.find('sweet') != -1 or line.find('blue') != -1:
>>     print(line)
> 
> For any recent Python, this should be:
> 
>     if 'sweet' in line or 'blue' in line:
> 
> Although I think that for the OP's use case, it ought to be:
> 
>     if line.startswith('sweet=') or line.startswith('blue=')
Or:

     if line.startswith(('sweet=', 'blue=')):




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