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A Somewhat Longer Program

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If you quit from the Python interpreter and enter it again, the definitions you have made (functions and variables) are lost. Therefore, if you want to write a somewhat longer program, you are better off using a text editor to prepare the input for the interpreter and running it with that file as input instead. This is known as creating a script.
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Object-Oriented File Manipulation

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The file manipulation routines in Ruby’s stdlib are a bit of a mess. Operations are scattered among different classes - File, Dir, and FileUtils. Methods often aren’t where you expect them - like but not But worst of all, they aren’t object-oriented. You’d want to make calls like f.size or, but instead you’re stuck with File.stat(f).size and

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