[REBOL] Re: RFC: Cross-language benchmark proposal
From: edanaii:cox at: 10-Nov-2002 10:25
Oops. This occured to me after I sent you my first response.
Since I was suggesting the spec should be revised (and since it's mine)
I guess I should revise it.
Bear in mind the original spec was written quickly, to illustrate a point.
So, new spec, based on your feedback:
Copy a file from the source directory specified to the target
directory or file.
-> Source File/Directory.
If Directory, choose from all files in that directory.
If File, assume the name should be matched to the source directory and
return only the files
matching that pattern.
-> Target File/Directory.
If Directory, copy the File over without changing it's name,
If File, then change the name of the File chosen to the name of the
-> Target File, as specified above.
1 Get all the files in the Source Directory.
2 Choose one file randomly.
3 Copy it to the Target File or Directory.
Recursion is still not specified, as I see no advantage to using it in
this context. I could be convinced otherwise.
Also, you'll notice I added a few things (like pattern matching) that
were not in the original spec. This was more because I hadn't yet
figured out how to do that in Java or REBOL, than because it didn't need
to be in the spec.
If any of you REBOL gurus wanna show me how, I'll gladly listen. :)
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