The problem for this week consisted of defining a function that opens a .txt file and counts the number of lines and characters in it 😀 .

To do it, I first researched about how to read and write files in python, and I found this very useful page:

I then proceeded to start writing my code, but when I was almost done I faced a small problem, which was that it was counting the enters between lines as characters. I remembered that my teacher Ken had told us the day before about a function that eliminates additional spaces, but I couldn’t recall its name. I asked a friend from that class about it, and he reminded me of it: it is .strip()

I used said function, and lastly my program worked as it should ❤ :files

The text file I used was this:


And the program ran like this:files_run

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