[Tutor] Generating a python file
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Dec 14 11:07:58 CET 2010
"C.T. Matsumoto" <c.t.matsumoto at gmail.com> wrote
> Is it possible to create files containing python code in the same
> sort of way that you can generate text files.
Yes, a python file is just a text file. There is nothing special about
it other than the fact that the contents happen to be Python code.
> A simple example perhaps could be a persistent dictionary. Keys and
> values are written to the dictionary in a file, that can be imported
You can do that and in dfact a well known email application does
something very similar. However for most situations a proper data
storage solution is better (certainly more secure).
And for simple cases pickle and shelve(for dictionaries) should
suffice. For more complex cases a config file, XML or a relational
database would be better.
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