sequence of characters delimited by word separators
Objects of type Real can be given in the scientific notation format used by languages such as C and Fortran, as well as in standard Mathematica format. A form like or as well as can be used to represent the number . Objects read as type Real are always returned as approximate numbers. Objects read as type Number are returned as integers if they contain no explicit decimal points.
If file is not already open for reading, ReadList opens it, then closes it when it is finished. If the file is already open, ReadList does not close it at the end.
ReadList prints a message if any of the objects remaining in the file are not of the specified types.
ReadList looks for the sequence of in order. If the end of file is reached while part way through the sequence of , EndOfFile is returned in place of the elements in the sequence that have not yet been read.