[Python-Dev] empty string api for files

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at verizon.net
Sun Aug 28 16:35:05 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
> I have no idea of today's practice though.

I believe this still comes up in 100% of the cases where you're
buffering reads of large binary files.  Given lot of RAM, this probably
doesn't come up as much nowadays.


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