Foxpro goto command and deleted records

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Jul 18 04:16:27 CEST 2012


Ian Kelly wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM, Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
>> In Foxpro if you do a
>>
>> GOTO 7
>>
>> with deleted off and record 7 is deleted, the record pointer doesn't
>> move (at least in version 6).
>>
>> I don't like that.
>>
>> I see four other options:
>>
>> 0) don't move the pointer (listed for completeness)
>> 1) go to that record anyway
>> 2) go to the next undeleted record
>> 3) go to the seventh undeleted record (possibly the least practical)
>> 4) raise an exception
>>
>> Any opinions?
> 
> Relevance to Python?

I'm deciding how my python dbf module will handle this situation.

http://python.org/pypi/dbf for the curious.

~Ethan~



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