> An even better solution might be to extend the built-in 'line' function
> in that a way that when only a single 'cnt' argument is passed it is
> taken as a length parameter. The idea is that in the current semantics
> of 'line' a single 'cnt' argument makes no sense.

But would cnt mean number of chars or number of bytes?  That could be
confusing.

Tomas
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