[Python-Dev] empty string api for files

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Aug 28 16:29:59 CEST 2005

> I'm not convinced. Where would you ever care about reading a file in
> N-bytes chucks?

This was once a standard paradigm for IBM mainframe files.  I vaguely 
remember having to specify the block/record size when opening such files. 
I have no idea of today's practice though.

Terry J. Reedy

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