Is pythonic version of scanf() or sscanf() planned?

r rt8396 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 06:32:59 CEST 2009


On Oct 3, 8:17 pm, Grant Edwards <inva... at invalid.invalid> wrote:
(--snip--)
> One of the fist things I remember being taught as a C progrmmer
> was to never use scanf.  Programs that use scanf tend to fail
> in rather spectacular ways when presented with simple typos and
> other forms of unexpected input.  
>
> Given the bad behavior and general fragility of scanf(), I
> doubt there's much demand for something equally broken for
> Python.

I don't think you can blame scanf() for that. More the "bad behavior"
of humans and "uncanny" ability of human fingers to press the the
wrong damn keys.




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