[Tutor] try and file existence

boB Stepp robertvstepp at gmail.com
Sun Aug 16 02:04:47 CEST 2015

On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 6:41 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 02:24:21PM -0500, boB Stepp wrote:

>> I understand your points, but wonder then what is the intended use for
>> os.path.exists()?  That is, in what types of circumstances would it be
>> both appropriate and safe to use?
> def print_file_names(possible_names):
>     print("List of file names checked")
>     print("--------------------------"
>     for name in possible_names:
>         if os.path.exists(name):
>             print(name)
>         else:
>             print("missing:", name)


Your example, giving about the most benign possible uses, is for emphasis?


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