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[REBOL] Re: Does request-download download all file into memory?

From: rotenca:telvia:it at: 6-Feb-2002 14:55

> I just tried to download one large file from our intranet and was > wondering, that "Not enough memory" message appeared in Rebol in > console. > > Could anyone look at request-download ---> read-thru ----> read-net > functions, as it seems to me that read-net function reads only part of > the port, but it appends it to buffer, which is just rebol word, not > opened file ... > > If so, then I don't understand why it is so, because if read-net/to is > specified, we alredy know name of the file we can spool partialy > downloaded data into. I sometimes miss such anync + memory safe behavior > of default rebol functions. I know I can code it myself, but .... > simplicity in default distro is always welcomed ;-)
Fro what i understand, read-net create a buffer of the exact lenght of http page if it can found it in the headers object, else use a 8000 byte buffer: size: to-integer any [port/locals/headers/content-length 8000] buffer: make binary! size --- Ciao Romano