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Date: 2004-04-29 (11:51)
From: Benjamin Geer <ben@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Common IO structure
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.


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