Quote from twobitsYeah, a log file should even be append only not just write only.
And yeah, a bot would have an add on pump out info to a file, and in effect 'tail -f' it... of course not doing this does not stop botting, just takes away an easy route to sync it with the game, so a delayed write should take care of that concern. Next of course you can write something to sniff the ram/cache, but then you can also just sniff the game if you are going that far.
Personally I put things in two baskets; reading and writing. Append falls into the writing category although it's obviously a different flag. Either way, it's definitely not reading, and a delayed write renders the botting argument useless.