[fpc-pascal]popen problems...

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Wed Aug 14 17:20:16 CEST 2002

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Martyn Ranyard wrote:

> At 04:34 PM 8/14/02 +0200, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> >You cannot do eof(thefile) on a binary file, because that one will
> >attempt to determine the position in the file. This is done using a
> >seek, and a seek on a pip is not legal.
> Hmm.. thanks for giving me a code sample, but I wonder why it worked
> before, like I say, the procedure works in a program, I just cannot
> remember which ver.  I assume a quick grep for changes to eof() would tell
> me when, and by whom, but I'm not really that interested in when, but why
> it was changed.

I think that for untyped files, it has always been like that.
For text files the code you wrote would work, i.e. EOF works as
it is supposed to do.


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