[issue4633] file.tell() gives wrong result

Yavuz Onder report at bugs.python.org
Thu Dec 11 17:10:57 CET 2008


Yavuz Onder <yavuz at teksavvy.com> added the comment:

O.K. But, is there a way to backtrack to the beginning of the last read
line, without explicitly implementing accounting of the real file
pointer in the code, and doing "seek(<file pointer>,0)"? 

The documentation you pointed to implies that, in "for name in file:"
loop a clean backtracking is not possible. Am I missing something?

Thanks.

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