[REBOL] Re: Working with large files
From: brock:kalef:innovapost at: 12-Aug-2008 9:05
Yes, I'm going to need to use the /seek option. I was trying to avoid
it but it looks like it is the only way to go.
The records that I am working with although not fixed width are tab
delimited. I could likely come up with a way to work on the fixed
record size using skip etc, but think it may be just as easy to manage
by checking if the last character of the block is a #"^/", and if not
ignoring that record, then starting the next block with the start of
this record. I should be able to do that easily enough using 'index?.
I've been playing with it a little and looks very feasible to implement
with minimal pain. Whether it will slow it down or not isn't too big a
Cheers, and thanks for your reply.