File closing annoyances

Tim Rowledge tim at
Wed Jan 1 23:27:20 UTC 2003

"David T. Lewis" <lewis at> is claimed by the authorities to have written:

> I suspect that there are any number of platforms on which it would be
> a bad idea to have the changes file open at the same time the VM
> decides to crash. I feel a bit safer overall having the changes file
> in a normally-closed condition.
Oh, but it _isn't_ normally closed; the code flushes the filestream and
then closes it and then opens it again!


Tim Rowledge, tim at,
Strange OpCodes: RDRI: Rotate Disk Right Immediate

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