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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions The Basics

Use open() to load the file "basics.txt" into the variable file_object.

I cant see the indentation error. Can someone point it out?


def file_object():
    with open('basics.txt') as file:

    if __name__ **''__main__':
    file_object(input(" "))

2 Answers

Ari Misha
Ari Misha
19,274 Points

Hiya there! Well, you don't have to squeeze the code in the function when it is not asked in the challenge, 'coz it'll throw an error for sure. Moreover, the code wasn't correct as well. The challenge wants you to open a file with open() function and store the contents of the file in a variable. And here is how your code should look like:

with open('basics.txt') as file:
    file_object = file

I hope it helped!

~ Ari ~

Thank Ari Misha, I remembered this code being in the teacher's note on the first video.