[REBOL] Re: Limiting Serie sizes (native!)
From: nitsch-lists:netcologne at: 14-Aug-2003 16:06
>It turns out that REBOL does limit series expansion to protect itself internally,
>although not to the granular level that you suggest.
>(Two weeks ago, I hit the limit for the first time ever with REBOL on one of our
>net servers. It was loading a 500MB file on a regular basis (spam filter data file).
>The LOAD happened so quickly that I had no idea the file was that large.)
>It would be possible for there to be a way to limit a series on a per series
>basis, although it is interesting to think about the methods of such a function --
>in other words, you have to have a way to set, get, and change the limits on
>a per series basis -- sort of like set-modes does for ports.
>An example might be:
> set-modes series [limit: 10000]
array [2 2 2 2 2 ..]
or with the load, its (length? messages) * (medium-message-length).
hard to balance IMHO.
Eventually some restriction to newly allocated memory?
add-only-mb 4 [load %spam.r]
>Of course, if we did that, then you might also want other controls for blocks,
> set-modes block [newlines: false]
>which would remove the hidden newline markers from blocks (ie. what happens
>on MOLDed LOADed blocks).
>Am I right?
Well, i would be very happy about a [newlines: true].
because typical software is very surprised about molds 1MB-lines.
including open/lines in old versions.
lots of very short lines are at least loadable in such editors.
Really very happy i would be if i can set newlines-markers individually.
name "me" id 1
name "you" id 2
;= name "me" id 1
;= name "you" id 2
head change/part skip data 4 [name "you" id "3"] 4
;= name "me" id 1 name "you" id "3"
mark-newline skip data 4
But Holger said that makes no sense IIRC, something like wrapping would
Maybe i explained cryptic again?