Author erik.bray
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Date 2013-08-29.20:44:35
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>> Whereas the behavior of O_APPEND causes an automatic seek to the end
>> before any write().

> True, but IIRC some systems seek on open() and some systems seek just before write().

I figured that workaround that seeks to the end on open was an attempt to normalize behavior between different systems, and seems to me like a reasonable compromise to support systems that somehow don't support append.

But a better compromise I think would be to seek to the beginning of the file and modify fileio_write and friends to always seek to the end before a write if the file was opened in append mode. This would be more in line with the POSIX behavior.

I have no idea on what systems O_APPEND isn't supported, but I figured they must exist because someone put an #ifdef in there once :)
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