Is the choice of whether or not to open/close with each chunk read something that we can reasonably hide from the I/O API's user? There is at least one way in which is semantically distinct -- that old trick of opening a tempfile and then unlinking it to hide it.
It may be the sort of thing that you do on demand, too -- we have a file handle pool and as we run out of handles we switch to opening/closing. For a single really long read, opening/closing every 4k is just churn; if your doing thousands of long reads at once, though, it can't be helped. -- Jason Dusek _______________________________________________ Haskell-Cafe mailing list Haskell-Cafe@haskell.org http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/haskell-cafe