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2017-09-05 15:13 GMT+02:00 Shmuel Zeigerman <>:
> I wonder why the first read from an empty file returns nil rather than an
> empty string.
> E.g. fp:read(10) --> nil
> If the zero-sized file exists then it can be interpreted as a file
> containing an empty string (IMHO).

fp:read"a" will get you an empty string.