[Tutor] Hotfolder 1st attempt
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 00:46:28 -0800 (PST)
On Mon, 6 Nov 2000, Scott Ralph wrote:
> from time import *
> from stat import *
The only thing I could point out is that you might not want to import
everything within time or stat. You can be more specific, like:
from time import sleep
It's considered good practice to pull out only the functionality that you
need from modules; that way, people can see exactly which functions you're
using from other modules.
Another related reason is to avoid wacky problems with name conflicts: if
either the 'time' or 'stat' modules had shared the same function names,
one would have taken precedence over the other, which is tricky to detect.
Otherwise, from a quick look, I think that your program looks good. You
might want to un-hardcode '20' from your code, and make it a parameter of
I'm taking a local look into the statements now.
*** time passes ***
I'm not quite sure what:
is doing; according to the documentation:
Return non-zero if the mode is from a regular file."""
which means that it doesn't affect anything --- it only returns a true or
false value. It looks mysterious, so you might want to check that
Hope this helps!