It helps if you give us non-biologists context as to what data the files contain. If you had said they were FASTA format files then you might have got a "fasta" response geddit? :-)
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You're essentially taking an entry from each file at a time, but you could do this by reading each file into an array, and unshifting an entry off each array as d1 and d2 and then doing:
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