[Python-Dev] empty string api for files

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Sun Aug 28 23:03:26 CEST 2005

Terry Reedy wrote:
>>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.
Indeed. Something like:


IIRC (which I may well not do after thirty years or so). People used to 
solve generic programming problems in JCL just for the hell of it.

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