Re: Buffer writers and seek method, NativeFile.is_seekable proposal
Sounds good to me. I'd always intended to add support for random
access writes but have not done it yet.
On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 3:51 AM Pearu Peterson
> In Arrow C++, various buffer writers define Seek method while in
> pyarrow the seek is defined only for buffer readers (for instance,
> NativeFile.seek references only rd_file).
> So, pyarrow relates 'seekable' strictly to 'readable' file property while
> 'seekable' would make sense also when a file is 'writeable'. Non-seekable
> files would be sockets or pipes but memory buffers like CudaBuffer can be
> Is there any reason for relating 'seekable' to 'readable-only' within
> I propose introducing is_seekable attribute to NativeFile in order to untie
> 'seekable' property from 'readable' and 'writable' properties. What do you
> Best regards,