[RC5] LIFO? Is this true?

Sanford Olson sanford at msn.fullfeed.com
Thu May 7 01:15:29 EDT 1998


At 11:51 AM 5/6/1998 , Jim C. Nasby wrote:
>It was designed this way because most operating systems don't readily
>support FIFO files, and LIFO is much easier to impliment from a coding
>standpoint. Have no fear, v3 will be FIFO... :)
>
>Mooo!
>dB!

Well... Most operating systems don't support LIFO either.  They support
sequential reads/writes and positioning to a specific byte offset.  FIFO
takes about 10 minutes of extra coding compared to LIFO.

- Sanford


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