[Tutor] Read-ahead for large fixed-width binary files?

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 17 01:36:27 CET 2007

"Marc Tompkins" <marc.tompkins at gmail.com> wrote 

> realized I can implement this myself, using 'read(bigsize)' -
> currently I'm using 'read(recordsize)'; I just need to add an extra
> loop around my record reads.  Please disregard...

If you just want to navigate to a specific record then it might be
easier to use seek(), that will save you having to read all the 
previous records into memory.


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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