using split for a string : error

Tobias M. tm at
Thu Jan 24 12:16:50 CET 2013

Chris Angelico wrote:
> The other thing you may want to consider, if the values are supposed
> to be integers, is to convert them to Python integers before
> comparing. Currently, you're working with strings. Replace this:
> if sp[9] == sp[10]:
> with this:
> if int(sp[9]) == int(sp[10]):
I thought of this too and I wonder if there are any major differences 
regarding performance compared to using the strip() method when parsing 
large files.

In addition I guess one should catch the ValueError that might be raised 
by the cast if there is something else than a number in the file.

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