[REBOL] Skip out to lunch on files ?
From: andy:flyingcat at: 3-Oct-2002 12:15
Is it my imagination, or is skip (both as a command and as a refinement)
completely out to lunch when used on files ?
I was trying to use rebol to stream a file across a network; and the
two obvious methods didn't seem to work.
The presense or absence of the binary and direct refinements doesn't
seem to make a difference.
file: open/binary/skip %testfile.mpg 1000
print to-string copy/part file 100
Always gives me the first 100 bytes of the file.
There doesn't seem to be a difference in using read, either, ie
data: read/binary/skip/part %testfile.mpg 1000 100
Always gives me the first 100 bytes of data
Using SKIP as a command didn't work all that much better. (the example
in the new FAQ basically hangs, using up 100% of the CPU)
This is on both 126.96.36.199.2 and 188.8.131.52.2.
If this is known, is there a good work around ?