J Cameron Cooper wrote:
Yes, forgot that caveat. For large files, 'data' can return a "Pdata", a list of strings. For small files, it returns a string. Always doing 'str' is a good idea.


Well, there's a reason for PData ;-)

str'ing a large file will use lots of memory...

str'ing lots of large files in one transaction will topple your machine!

Chris

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