[Tutor] Working with files
ukc802591034 at btconnect.com
Sat Aug 27 00:01:55 CEST 2005
> Alan, you missed the last part of the code - he writes the rest of
> the data following the match into the file.
I didn't miss it but I did misread it! :-)
> file.write(contents[pos + len(name):])
I assumed 'name' was here referring to the actual value inserted.
But of course that would have been a different bug to the one I
> This is an innovative approach which may have some benefit over the
> usual / read the whole file / change the data in memory / write the
> whole file / method as it avoids re-writing the part of the file
> before the change.
Yes indeed, now that I actually see what's happening it's
> It also avoids making a new string with the modified data.
True but it does involve a new string fom the slice, so I wouldn't
expect a huge saving there. But the random file access should be
faster than a full rewrite operation.
Thanks for pointing out my mistake and my compliments to the OP!
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