[Tutor] scratching my head
cs at zip.com.au
Mon Aug 3 10:22:32 CEST 2015
On 03Aug2015 08:12, Laura Creighton <lac at openend.se> wrote:
>I think people are giving you sub-optimal advice.
>Python has a module in the standard library for doing exactly what
>you want to do -- match files with certain extensions.
>It's unix style file matching, but I am fairly certain this works
>on windows also. I don't have a windows machine to test and make sure.
That depends. This is the tutor list; we're helping Clayton debug his code as
an aid to learning. While it's good to know about the facilities in the
standard library, pointing him directly at fnmatch (which I'd entirely
forgotten) is the "give a man a fish" approach to help; a magic black box to do
the job for him.
Besides, I'm not sure fnmatch is much better for his task than the more direct
methods being discussed.
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au>
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