Formatted input function

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Sat Sep 5 20:16:03 CEST 2009


On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 8:00 AM, Terry Reedy<tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> Chris Rebert wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 3:13 AM, candide<candide at free.invalid> wrote:
>>>
>>> I have a text file and the first line provides the best score of a game.
>>> This
>>> line has  the following format :
>>>
>>> Best score : 42
>>>
>>> In order to update the score, I try to retrieve the score value.
>>>
>>> In C, we would manage this with the following statement :
>>>
>>> fscanf(foo_file, "Best score : %d", &score);
>>>
>>> Does Python provide an equivalent ?
>>
>> Not an exact one, but it's still easily accomplished:
>>
>> score = int(foo_file.read().split(":").strip())
>
> One must, of course, select the second item from the list returned by
> .split.

(whacks forehead)

One should not answer threads at 3AM local time without
double-checking the solution...

- Chris



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