Question on Manipulating List and on Python

Subhabrata Banerjee subhagurgaon2011 at
Thu Sep 29 12:36:29 EDT 2011

On Sep 29, 9:27 pm, John Gordon <gor... at> wrote:
> In <a6679459-fc57-4389-8d43-1e5ed960d... at> Subhabrata Banerjee <subhagurgaon2... at> writes:
> > (i) I have a file of lists. Now, the first digit starts with a number
> > or index, like,
> > [001, "Obama", "USA", "President"]
> > [002  "Major", "UK", "PM"]
> > [003  "Singh", "INDIA", "PM"]
> > Initially, I am reading the file and taking as
> > for line in file:
> >     line_word=line.split
> >     print line_word
> This isn't your actual code.  Please show us your real code, along with
> a sample of your input file.
> > (ii) My second question is posted by one of my colleagues, what makes
> > Python so fast?
> Fast compared to what?  Why does your colleague believe it should be
> slower?
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Hi John,
The actual code is till now is:

def name_debugger(n):
    for line in open_file:
        #print line_word
        print word1

And Python seems faster than C++/Java. It is indeed. I also experience

Subhabrata Banerjee.

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