[REBOL] Re: Skip out to lunch on files ?
From: gscottjones:mchsi at: 3-Oct-2002 12:02
From: "Andy Finkel"
> Is it my imagination, or is skip (both as a command and
> as a refinement) completely out to lunch when used on files ?
In the context of a refinement, it has been known to flake out, especially
in regard to also using /direct.
You will find differences of opinions on the best work-around, but for
getting an unbuffered binary file, the way that I use works as follows:
port: open/direct/binary %//rebol/view/nyc.jpg
copy/part p 100 ;throws away the first 100 bytes
contents: copy p ;get rest of file
The skip-as-a-refinement-bug has likely been reported to feedback, but one
more time wouldn't hurt.
> Using SKIP as a command didn't work all that much better. (the example
> in the new FAQ basically hangs, using up 100% of the CPU)
Now that I've not seen before. In what way were you using it? Here is one
data: [1 2 3 4] ; yields == [1 2 3 4]
data: skip data 2 ; yields == [3 4]
data ; yields == [3 4]
data: head data ; yields == [1 2 3 4]
Please feel free to ask further clarification, especially if someone else
doesn't also answer.
Now, stop "skipping" your work, and get back to it!