How to read from a file to an arbitrary delimiter efficiently?
wolfgang.maier at biologie.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Feb 25 02:37:14 EST 2016
On 25.02.2016 07:50, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I have a need to read to an arbitrary delimiter, which might be any of a
> (small) set of characters. For the sake of the exercise, lets say it is
> either ! or ? (for example).
You are not alone with your need.
http://bugs.python.org/issue1152248 discusses the problem and has some
code snippets that you may be interested in. While there is no trivial
solution there are certainly faster ways than your first attempt.
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