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Beginning Python Visualization by Shai Vaingast

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CHAPTER 10

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Advanced File Processing

More on Files

A common task of programmers is to work with files. Programmers do more than read and write files; they also organize them, move them around, delete them, compress them, archive them, and more. To accomplish these tasks, I often find myself borrowing code from my previous projects, especially code that deals with reading and parsing files, typically via copy and paste. But that seems such a waste—why not come up with a library of functions that addresses these common needs?

Other programmers must have felt the same way, and so they turned to writing modules, libraries of functions to perform these ...

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