[REBOL] Re: Filtering files in directories.
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 4-Jan-2003 11:36
I haven't done any tests. On a dir with ~2,000 files here the response
is very fast just using READ. The place it would show a difference is
if you have a utility that searches all files on a drive by date,
size, etc. For that you'd be reading the dir, then reading the info
for each file. If you use the Win API (only for Windows of course) you
get the info as you find the file which saves lots of reads. I'd do it
the easy wasy first though, and only if it wasn't fast enough would I
consider going the other way.