[Tutor] How to get script to detect whether a file exists?

Richard D. Moores rdmoores at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 20:58:17 CEST 2010

On Sun, Aug 1, 2010 at 17:38, Hugo Arts <hugo.yoshi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 2:26 AM, Richard D. Moores <rdmoores at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, I'd like to try. Could you give me, say, an outline of what
>> might be a good way? Actually, before I changed to the error catching,
>> I tried to break it up into a bunch of small functions. But they got
>> all tangled up with some functions returning the calling of others,
>> that I couldn't get them straightened out. Also, some were required to
>> have such a long string of arguments I couldn't get them all on one
>> line.
> For starters, the code recreating both your files is almost exactly
> the same, so you can easily turn that into one function and call it
> twice. I see two necessary arguments, the path and the data you're
> dumping in. See if you can work that one out.
> The file saving code at the end is another one that can be easily made
> into one function and called twice. If you get those two pieces done
> you should be in good shape.

OK, here's my attempt: <http://tutoree7.pastebin.com/3YNJLkYc>.  Better?


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