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7.G: Files (Glossary)

catch
To prevent an exception from terminating a program using the try and except statements.
newline
A special character used in files and strings to indicate the end of a line.
Pythonic
A technique that works elegantly in Python. "Using try and except is the Pythonic way to recover from missing files".
Quality Assurance
A person or team focused on insuring the overall quality of a software product. QA is often involved in testing a product and identifying problems before the product is released.
text file
A sequence of characters stored in permanent storage like a hard drive.