Binary read (Language Help)
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.
- Binary read - zahurdias, 2012-08-18, 11:28