[Python-Dev] PEP 278 - finished?
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 18:04:28 -0400
On 11 Apr 2002 at 16:56, Gustavo Niemeyer wrote:
> > 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.
That's in the logical file. In the physical file,
there may be 1 or 2 character line endings.
Mixed. So knowing I want line 7 doesn't help
me seek to it on disk.
No Windows programmer ever uses "+"
without "b" without regret ;-(.