Author mark_t_russell
Date 2007-03-10.13:47:37
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This is an implementation of __reversed__ for the TextIOWrapper type from the new IO interface (see  It is used as:

    import io
    for line in reversed(

It is efficient (only reads a block at a time) but can handle arbitrary length lines.  It is useful for scanning backwards through big log files, but my main reason for submitting it is as a demonstration of the usefulness of the new IO layers - it works by putting a new buffering layer round the RawIOBase object from the open() call.

It's just a proof of concept, but if there's interest in this I'm happy to write unit tests and documentation.

The patch also makes io.BufferedReader support buffering, and adds a very minimal implementation of io.TextIOBase and io.TextIOWrapper (needed to make work).

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