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[REBOL] Re: files out of order

From: ryan:christiansen:intellisol at: 29-Mar-2001 15:56

sort/reverse message-block Did not work. Look at this page to see what I'm talking about. The messages should be appearing based on time of creation, with the last created message at the top of the list. Something is wrong. Ryan C. Christiansen Web Developer Intellisol International 4733 Amber Valley Parkway Fargo, ND 58104 701-235-3390 ext. 6671 FAX: 701-235-9940 Global Leader in People Performance Software _____________________________________ Confidentiality Notice This message may contain privileged and confidential information. If you think, for any reason, that this message may have been addressed to you in error, you must not disseminate, copy or take any action in reliance on it, and we would ask you to notify us immediately by return email to [ryan--christiansen--intellisol--com] "GS Jones" <[gjones05--mail]. To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]>> cc: Sent by: Subject: [REBOL] Re: files out of order [rebol-bounce--re] 03/29/2001 02:07 PM Please respond to rebol-list From: <[ryan--christiansen--intellisol--com]>
> I have a directory of XML-formatted messages, > each saved with a numeric > filename based on the time of creation, for example > > /news/20010329105032.txt > /news/20010329105033.txt > /news/20010329105034.txt > > I use the following function to read the directory > and to create a block of file names, with the > intention of placing the newest files first in the > block (in other words, the files with the highest > number first in the block.) > > read-directory-messages: func [ > "Read a directory of XML-formatted standard messages with the
> determined by messageType." > message-directory [block!] "A block of file names corresponding to a > directory of XML-formatted standard messages." > ][ > message-block: copy [] > foreach file-name message-directory [ > file-contents: read file-name > insert message-block file-contents > ] > ] > > But using the above function, I get files showing up in the block out of > order. Am I doing something wrong? > > Ryan C. Christiansen
If I understand your intention correctly (which is a big assumption for me on some days :-), then I would suggest reverse sorting the file names before using the foreach block. For example, add this line before the foreach: sort/reverse message-block The file names should then be sorted largest first, therefore allowing the foreach to iterate through the block in this order. Worth a try anyway. Regards, --Scott Jones