[Python-Dev] fileobj.read(float): warning or error?

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Tue Jul 22 07:37:44 CEST 2008

On 21Jul2008 21:17, Victor Stinner <victor.stinner at haypocalc.com> wrote:
| Well, the real problem is os.urandom(4.2) which goes to an unlimited loop:
|   while len(bytes) < n:
|       bytes += read(_urandomfd, n - len(bytes))
| because read(0.2) works as read(0) :-/

Leaving aside the 0.2 => 0 converstion, shouldn't read() raise an
exception if asked for < 1 bytes? Or is there a legitimate use for read(0)
with which I was not previously aware?
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743

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