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Re: a few questions about file-options

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

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
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