[fpc-pascal] Seek with text file

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Tue Apr 3 15:35:48 CEST 2018


On 03/04/18 12:45, Rik van Kekem wrote:

>  From the code-snippet from Anthony you can see it's really easy to use.
> 1000 lines of about average 70 characters per lines would 
> be72*1000=70MB.

72 kB, not MB. Big enough to give some very old systems problems if they 
used a Windows component as an editor, but these days trivial.

Historically, things like "text" and "file of string[80]" have been 
fraught because of OS-specific interpretations of what a line of text 
was. These days there are still ambiguities because of UTF-8 etc.

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Mark Morgan Lloyd
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