[Numpy-discussion] loadtxt broken if file does not end in newline

Lisandro Dalcin dalcinl@gmail....
Tue Feb 26 13:44:38 CST 2008


Dear all,

I believe the current 'loadtxt' function is broken if file does not
end in newline. The problem is at the last line of this fragment:

    for i,line in enumerate(fh):
        if i<skiprows: continue
        line = line[:line.find(comments)].strip()

This is because `str.find()` (yet again!) returns -1 (minus one) on
failure. Therefore, if a input ASCII file is missing the newline at
the very end, the last character is chopped.

Can someone file a bug or perhaps fix it? I'm very, very busy as to do
any of that right now, sorry.

Regards,


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