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daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Sun Jul 30 14:38:59 1995 )

From: "Maddog's Studio" <maddog@best.com>
To: coldstuff@MIT.EDU
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 1995 11:38:25 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <9507301655.AA00637@riverheights.declab.usu.edu> from "869683 Gillespie Brandon James" at Jul 30, 95 10:55:36 am

869683 Gillespie Brandon James wrote:
> I am currently in the process of adding a higher level of file control to
> the system.  Which of the following would you rather see:
> read_file("filename", DBREF)
> Where it opens file and reads blocks from it, sending them to DBREF until
> the file is at it's end.
> Or:
> open_file("filename", DBREF)
>   (opens the file, read's nothing)
> read_file()
>   (read's a block of the file associated with this object, returns it in
>    buffer form)
> close_file("filename", DBREF)

Definitely the form:
	stat or exists/eof


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