roy at panix.com
Sat Aug 27 17:07:48 EDT 2011
In article <mailman.477.1314475482.27778.python-list at python.org>,
Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 8/27/2011 1:45 PM, Roy Smith wrote:
> > In article<4e592852$0$29965$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
> > Steven D'Aprano<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> >> open("file.txt") # opens the file
> >> .read() # reads the contents of the file
> >> .split("\n\n") # splits the text on double-newlines.
> > The biggest problem with this code is that read() slurps the entire file
> > into a string. That's fine for moderately sized files, but will fail
> > (or at least be grossly inefficient) for very large files.
> I read the above as separating the file into paragraphs, as indicated by
> blank lines.
> def paragraphs(file):
> para = 
> for line in file:
> if line:
> yield para # or ''.join(para), as desired
> para = 
Plus or minus the last paragraph in the file :-)
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