[REBOL] Re: Reading directories faster.
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 8-Oct-2002 22:21
alan parman wrote:
>I am using the code below to read and sort the current directory contents.
>It is _terribly_ slow on large directories (> 1000 files/directories)
>either none? df: attempt [read %./][
> "Error reading Directory"
> foreach file df [insert tail either (dir? file)[dirs][files] file]
I am not sure you can. some time ago I requested RT to add ability to
load/dirs load/files refinements or something like that, but even ppl
here argued rebol is fast enough, which is not true on larger and
especially network drives - quite unusable. But it was some two years ago.
Maybe you could look at new native called 'remove-each? For further
description go here:
There is quite the example you are looking for - but if you want to get
list of files and directories - you will have to copy original block,
and then run it two times - once for files, second time for dirs ..
Let us know if the result is faster now ...