aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Oct 23 05:03:14 CEST 2009
In article <hbk4p5$uc$1 at lust.ihug.co.nz>,
Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>This routine is so useful, I wonder there's nothing like it in module
>struct, or anywhere else I'm aware of:
> def structread(fromfile, decode_struct) :
> """reads sufficient bytes from fromfile to be unpacked according to
> decode_struct, and returns the unpacked results."""
> return struct.unpack(decode_struct, fromfile.read(struct.calcsize(decode_struct)))
> #end structread
Guido is generally opposed to simple one-liners.
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