Problem reading files...
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 23:06:04 +0000

Are you on a Windows platform of some kind (I guess so, from your mail
headers)?  I vaguely remember having a problem like this (in Python,
IIRC) because MSDOS used ^Z (ASCII 26) as an end of file marker.  So
low-level Win32 file access routines still interpret this character as
end-of-file.  I got round the problem at the time by using binary i/o.
I don't know whether this is possible in Haskell.


On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 05:09:18PM -0300, Andre W B Furtado wrote:
>     Hello there. I was trying to read a bitmap file using hGetChar but I had a problem: if the file contains the byte 26-decimal (or 1A-hexa)  the program aborts. Here you have the output:
> Fail: end of file
> Action: hGetChar
>     Since hGetChar is implemented with getc, I created a similar program in C, using getc. This program written in C had no problems. Is this a haskell bug or does anyone know what's going on?
> Thanks,
> Andre Furtado