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[REBOL] Re: Same block, different formats

From: carl:cybercraft at: 14-Oct-2001 15:41

On 14-Oct-01, Donald Dalley wrote:
> Hi: > I have REBOL read a directory, to get a block of file names. I want > to make two different uses of that file list. > When the block is printed to the console, the list of names is > separated by a space. The rest of the script interprets the block of > names, in memory, as having separate elements, too, so the script > works. > "A AA AAC AAPL ABC ABF ABGX ABI ABK ABS ABT ABX ACK ACV..." > When the block is written to a file and that file is read with a > text reader or editor, though, the names are one long, continuous > string. This format is obviously useless to me. > "AAAAACAAPLABCABFABGXABIABKABSABTABXACKACV..." > Why, and what can I do to ensure that the written block is space > separated? The only difference is in how the block is presented. In > both cases, the block is the same block.
Use 'save (and 'load) instead of 'write (and 'read) to preserve your data's format...
>> write %test.txt [%aaa %bbb %ccc] >> read %test.txt
== "aaabbbccc"
>> save %test.txt [%aaa %bbb %ccc] >> load %test.txt
== [%aaa %bbb %ccc ] -- Carl Read