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Alex Shinn <alexshinn@xxxxxxxxx> writes: > Is there a particular reason FILE-OPTIONS is a macro? Yes; to allow future (keyworded) extensions. See Sebastian Egner's posts on the matter. > Should there be a FILE-OPTIONS-DIFFERENCE in addition to > FILE-OPTIONS-UNION? Maybe. You want to make a case for it? > The option "append" is described as > > writes are appended to existing contents > > What happens if we then seek to the begining of the file and write? > Does it perform a seek to the end before every write as in POSIX, > or on some platforms may this simply start the output at the end > of the file? Erh, good point, I didn't realize POSIX behaves that way. What would you suggest it should be? -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla