[Numpy-discussion] loadtxt bug?

Alan G Isaac aisaac@american....
Fri Nov 23 22:03:21 CST 2007


> On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 07:58:13AM -0500, Alan G Isaac wrote:
>> Specifically, is it not the case that the last line of 
>> a text file is not guaranteed to have a terminator?  Does 
>> this not raise the possibility that a digit will be 
>> clipped from the last line? 


On Fri, 23 Nov 2007, Gael Varoquaux apparently wrote:
> Yes. If the line does not end by a terminator you have a problem. 


I do not know how common this situation is, but:
- it is common enough that some editors address it 
  explicitly (e.g., Vim, Epsilon)
- Java's TextReader addresses it explicitly
  <URL:http://www.cs.arizona.edu/~reges/teachers/TextReader.html>

Based on these considerations an unterminated final line 
looks like a possibility.  If so, perhaps that should be 
addressed by changing that line I pointed out in `loadtxt`.

Cheers,
Alan Isaac





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