[Tutor] How do I fix the following error? Code and error message supplied.

Nathan Pinno falcon3166 at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 4 06:47:55 CEST 2005


Hey Danny and all,

Alan's tutorial did help me, and showed me how to correctly load a file upon 
entry, and save upon exit. It should be smooth sailing from here on it.

Thank again,
Nathan
--- Original Message ----- 
From: "Danny Yoo" <dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu>
To: "Nathan Pinno" <falcon3166 at hotmail.com>
Cc: "Tutor mailing list" <tutor at python.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Tutor] How do I fix the following error? Code and error 
message supplied.


>
>
> On Wed, 3 Aug 2005, Nathan Pinno wrote:
>
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "D:\Python24\password.py", line 82, in -toplevel-
>>     load_file(sitelist,filename)
>>   File "D:\Python24\password.py", line 51, in load_file
>>     [site,ID,passcard] = string.split(in_line,",")
>>   File "D:\Python24\lib\string.py", line 292, in split
>>     return s.split(sep, maxsplit)
>> AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'split'
>
>
> Hi Nathan,
>
> Let's pay attention to the line 51 in your file:
>
>>     [site,ID,passcard] = string.split(in_line,",")
>
> string.split() will fail if it is being given a set of arguments that it
> doesn't understand.  string.split() works only if in_line is a string.
>
>
> But in the function load_file(), in_line is a list of strings.  So there's
> definitely a bug in load_file, in confusing the list of lines with a
> particular single line.  Actuallly, a lot of load_file() needs some
> rework.
>
>
> We strongly recommend you go through:
>
>    http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/alan.gauld/tutfiles.htm
>
> because the code that you're writing to handle the reading of files is
> using a very old style of Python that hasn't been seen since the Python
> 1.52 days; I suspect that you are learning from a very deprecated
> tutorial! The approach that Alan takes in his "Learning How to Program"
> tutorial uses a more modern, less bug-prone style of reading files.
>
> 


More information about the Tutor mailing list