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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Common IO structure
On Thu, Apr 29, 2004 at 12:51:19PM +0100, Benjamin Geer wrote:
> Richard Jones wrote:
> >* What programs do people need to write?
> 
> Most of what I do involves financial messages, which tend to be small, 
> and come in many different encodings and formats.  So what I usually 
> need to do is read until EOF (from a file, a socket or whatever), 
> convert the data to a Unicode string, and run it through some kind of 
> parser (e.g. an XML parser).  Going the other way, I have a Unicode 
> string, and I just want to convert it to bytes and write it to a file or 
> socket.  That covers 90% of what I do with I/O.

Actually me too.  90% of my file IO requirement is to slurp a whole
file into a string, which suggests that any proposed IO interface
which doesn't allow you to do that in a single line is going to be a
non-starter:

let content = slurp_filename filename in ...

Rich.

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