[Tutor] use gzip with large files

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Tue Jul 19 22:52:52 CEST 2005

Hugo González Monteverde wrote:
> for a file-like object with a read method:
> for line in file:
>      if not line:
>          break

The test
  if not line:
is not needed with this form of looping; the loop will end automatically when it gets to the end of the file.

> line will be "" for EOF, "\n" for an empty line.

No, you will not see the EOF in the loop, the loop will just terminate.


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