[BUG] write to file

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Jan 25 20:49:39 EST 2016

Kay C Lan wrote:
 > On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 11:49 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
 >> > put "Log entry data" after URL ("file:" &>
 >>      specialFolderPath("documents") & tLogFileName)
 >> When using the statement above, is the engine clever enough to use an
 >> append operation for that, or does it seek to the end of the file
 >> before writing?
 > Resolved Bug 383 might be of interest to you - but I can't find where
 > the 'feature request is at:
 > Scott Raney <scott at runrev.com> 2003-10-06 18:46:02 BST
 > Correct: I think he's confusing the URL version (which does rewrite 
the file),
 > with "open for append", which does not.  Optimizing the URL version
 > ("put after") is already on the feature-request list.

Good find.  How did you come across that bit of archaeology?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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