[Python-Dev] SEEK_* constants in io and os

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Sep 2 10:24:37 CEST 2013

Le Sun, 1 Sep 2013 18:02:30 -0700,
Eli Bendersky <eliben at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Hello,
> I was looking at the possibility of replacing the SEEK_* constants by
> IntEnums, and the first thing that catches attention is that these
> constants are defined in both Lib/os.py and Lib/io.py; both places
> also recently started supporting SEEK_HOLE and SEEK_DATA (though here
> io refers to os.SEEK_HOLE and os.SEEK_DATA).

What is the runtime cost of doing so? os is a fundamental module that is
imported by almost every Python program.



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