Yeah, you generally don't want to keep files open and you don't want to read from them as the program is running. Reading from the hard drive is
Originally posted by Shadow12345
Now that I'm on the subject poly, how do you read in your formats? Do you keep the file open for the duration of the routine linearly reading each piece of data, or do you read everything into a buffer and extract the data from there? I like the latter, I don't know why, they both seem to work fine, but being able to read everything into the buffer and close the damn file is more appealing.