fatal SIGSYS under irix

david metafakx at yifan.net
Fri Feb 25 23:09:59 CET 2000


* Tim Peters <tim_one at email.msn.com>:
> 
> I'd say both OSes are unreasonable here (Irix shouldn't blow up, Linux
> should at least complain).  Under Win95 (dear Lord, how embarrassing for
> Unix <wink>):
> 
> >>> f = open("blah.blah")
> >>> f.seek(1, -4)
> Traceback (innermost last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> IOError: [Errno 22] The device does not recognize the command
> >>>
> 

Here is what happens under Linux:

>>> f = open('home.html')
>>> f.seek(1, -4)
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
IOError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument
>>>


 - David




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