file.tell problems (1.5.2/Win32)
esuzm at primrose.csv.warwick.ac.uk
Wed Jun 23 15:37:31 EDT 1999
I've been meeting some surprises using the seek and tell on file objects
recently. I don't know if these are bugs in Python or stdio, in Win32 or
in general, or are simply broken as designed, but:
- If a file is opened in 'a'ppend mode, but nothing has yet been written to
it, tell() returns zero.
- Values returned by tell() - possibly only on a append file, I don't know -
seem to be randomly a bit wrong unless flush() is used before reading.
Can anyone confirm this?
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