[Tutor] Questions on file.read

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Thu Jul 14 15:47:44 CEST 2005

Max Noel wrote:
>     In any cas, you should try to avoid using file.read without a  size 
> parameter. If you're processing text files, reading them one  line at a 
> time would be a good start (for line in open ('filename.txt'): is an 
> instance of Best Thing Ever).

Yes, this is good advice, if you can process the file line-by-line that is the best way to do it. If you know you have to handle whole files that won't fit in memory you might want to use the mmap module.


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