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doc: update behaviour of fs.writeFile #25080

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commented Dec 17, 2018

As per the decision in #23433,
the fs.writeFile will always write from the current position if it
is used with file descriptors. This patch updates it.

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  • make -j4 test (UNIX), or vcbuild test (Windows) passes
  • documentation is changed or added
  • commit message follows commit guidelines

cc @nodejs/fs @nodejs/tsc

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LGTM

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commented Dec 17, 2018

Node.js Collaborators, please, add 👍 here if you approve fast-tracking.

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pls make sure there's a Ref: https://github.com/nodejs/node/pull/23709 in the metadata too.

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commented Dec 18, 2018

I don't think it should be fast-tracked. Its a critical, much debated, long discussed change, and documentation text should at least have the opportunity for people to comment on it.

then the contents of the file would be `'Aloha World'`, rather than just
`'Aloha'`.
3. The writing will begin at the current position. For example, if the string
`'Hello'` is written to the file descriptor, and if `'World'` is written with

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I would suggest a string of ', World'. Or perhaps, the first string could be 'Dogs\n', and the second 'Cats\n'? The docs as written generate a misspelled phrase, which to me suggests its demonstrating a side-effect of some kind of misuse of the API, rather than a working-as-designed-and-useful capability.

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I included your suggestion, the , World. I didn't change it to Dogs and Cats because, readFile also uses Hello World as the example. Perhaps we can change them together in a separate PR. What do you think?

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Related code change #23709

@thefourtheye thefourtheye force-pushed the thefourtheye:update-fs-writefile-doc branch 2 times, most recently from 3177ae2 to bb31222 Dec 26, 2018

doc: update behaviour of fs.writeFile
As per the decision in #23433,
the `fs.writeFile` will always write from the current position if it
is used with file descriptors. This patch updates it.

Ref: #23709

@thefourtheye thefourtheye force-pushed the thefourtheye:update-fs-writefile-doc branch from bb31222 to 55822cf Dec 26, 2018

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doc: update behaviour of fs.writeFile
As per the decision in #23433,
the `fs.writeFile` will always write from the current position if it
is used with file descriptors. This patch updates it.

Ref: #23709

PR-URL: #25080
Reviewed-By: Daniel Bevenius <daniel.bevenius@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Weijia Wang <starkwang@126.com>
Reviewed-By: Matteo Collina <matteo.collina@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Anto Aravinth <anto.aravinth.cse@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Vse Mozhet Byt <vsemozhetbyt@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Rod Vagg <rod@vagg.org>
Reviewed-By: Trivikram Kamat <trivikr.dev@gmail.com>

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refack added a commit to refack/node that referenced this pull request Jan 14, 2019

doc: update behaviour of fs.writeFile
As per the decision in nodejs#23433,
the `fs.writeFile` will always write from the current position if it
is used with file descriptors. This patch updates it.

Ref: nodejs#23709

PR-URL: nodejs#25080
Reviewed-By: Daniel Bevenius <daniel.bevenius@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Weijia Wang <starkwang@126.com>
Reviewed-By: Matteo Collina <matteo.collina@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Anto Aravinth <anto.aravinth.cse@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Colin Ihrig <cjihrig@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: James M Snell <jasnell@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Vse Mozhet Byt <vsemozhetbyt@gmail.com>
Reviewed-By: Rod Vagg <rod@vagg.org>
Reviewed-By: Trivikram Kamat <trivikr.dev@gmail.com>

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2019-04-23, Version 12.0.0 (Current)
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* bootstrap
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* buffer:
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    [#24241](#24241)
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* util:
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    [#27109](#27109)
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    [#26577](#26577)
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    [#24971](#24971)
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    [#23724](#23724)
* zlib:
  * throw TypeError if callback is missing (Anna Henningsen)[
    #24929](#24929)
  * make “bare” constants un-enumerable (Anna Henningsen)
    [#24824](#24824)

PR-URL: #26930
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