Binary read (Language Help)

by Gordon, Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 21:56 (1620 days ago) @ Jim

May I suggest adding real binary-safe file handling (preferably before 1.0)?

I am working on a CipherSaber implementation, but the lack of this is a real show-stopper. Moreover, I think that the current state of affairs is kind of inconsistent -- reads can only be performed in "records" (so to speak) whereas writes are not bound by this (yes, I am aware of the corner cases and workarounds, but I figure it is a very bad thing in a primarily educational product).

Having the record-oriented I/O is not necessarily a bad thing, but a bit more consistency there would be preferred (don't know how, though). Having binary I/O is a must IMHO.


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