[Python-Dev] PEP 278 - finished?

Gustavo Niemeyer niemeyer@conectiva.com
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 16:56:35 -0300

Hi Gordon!

> How can you reliably update a file if there's no 
> obvious mapping between file position and
> character position?

If you're updating a text file, the relation is probably
about line position, not file position. AFAICS, this would
only be a problem if one wanted to insert something between
CR and LF <wink>.

Gustavo Niemeyer

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