[REBOL] Re: files out of order
From: ryan:christiansen:intellisol at: 29-Mar-2001 15:56
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.
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> I have a directory of XML-formatted messages,
> each saved with a numeric
> filename based on the time of creation, for example
> 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
using the foreach block. For example, add this line before the foreach:
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.