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[REBOL] Re: Working with large files

From: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 11-Aug-2008 12:36

Hi Brock: Have you tried using 'open instead of read? I use open with the direct refinement on large files: Example: inf: open/direct/lines file while [L: pick inf 1] [ ;;do things with L ] close inf
> help read
USAGE: READ source /binary /string /direct /no-wait /lines /part size /with end-of-line /mode args /custom params /skip length DESCRIPTION: Reads from a file, url, or port-spec (block or object). READ is a native value. ARGUMENTS: source -- (Type: file url object block) REFINEMENTS: /binary -- Preserves contents exactly. /string -- Translates all line terminators. /direct -- Opens the port without buffering. /no-wait -- Returns immediately without waiting if no data. /lines -- Handles data as lines. /part -- Reads a specified amount of data. size -- (Type: number) /with -- Specifies alternate line termination. end-of-line -- (Type: char string) /mode -- Block of above refinements. args -- (Type: block) /custom -- Allows special refinements. params -- (Type: block) /skip -- Skips a number of bytes. length -- (Type: number) HTH Tim On Monday 11 August 2008, Brock Kalef wrote: