[REBOL] Re: dump-binary
From: atruter:labyrinth:au at: 1-May-2004 9:28
> Please critique my code so that I can improve it.
First, let me echo other folks comments ... well done, I hope this ends up
(in some shape or form) as part of the main REBOL code much like
'dump-face, 'dump-obj and 'dump-pane.
Now, for some general observations (all opinion, so ignore as you see fit!
1. I'd name the function 'dump-bin (to be consistant with 'dump-obj and
the use of *-dir function names)
2. I'd add function help, something like:
dump-bin: func [
"Print ASCII info for entire binary. (for debugging)"
/local v t c r pad pl len chars tmp
3. As above, I'd use bin instead of 'buffer and b, and explicity require a
binary! (This simplifies the code by letting you remove "either binary! type? b: get
buffer" and the matching error block).
4. Ditch the 'print [buffer "=="]' due to above change
These small changes make the function more generic, enabling you to do the
dump-bin to-binary "abc"
dump-bin read/binary %my-binary.exe