Why 'string index out of range' comes up in this code?

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Why 'string index out of range' comes up in this code?

Ichiro
Hi,

I am trying to make an assembler for symbol free programs by Python. I used the strip function to remove blanks before the initial letter of each line in the Assemble file. However the error 'string index out of range' occurred and I could not figure out why.

I wrote a code as shown below just to figure out the error reason. You can see a sample file 'ex0.txt' below as well.

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f1=open('ex0.txt','r')
f2=open('ex1.txt','w')
for i in f1:
    f2.write(i.strip()[0]+'\n')
f1.close()
f2.close()


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(ex0.txt)
//long time no see

//Hi

Name
        Ichiro
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I really appreciate it if you could help me figure out.
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Re: Why 'string index out of range' comes up in this code?

WBahn
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The most likely cause is that your last line in the input file is a blank line with no characters it is.