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Reminiscence of the past: Delphi I/O error 131

The Wiert Corner – I was called by a client that didn’t want to do maintenance on an old Delphi application, but wanted to get dir of an I/O Error 131: I/O Error 131: ERROR_NEGATIVE_SEEK MessageText: An attempt was made to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file. Tough luck: psychic powers told me someone is using an unsigned 32-bit integer to access a file using traditional style Assign/Reset/Seek/Read/Close patterns that Delphi kept as intrinsic routines for Turbo Pascal backward compatibility, and that file has grown over 2 gigabyte in size. I quickly found an import file had grown over ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2013-08-06 07:00


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