On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, LiangTyan Fui wrote:

> > How large were the files, and on what platform?  You should be able to
> > read just about anything on a Win32 or UNIX systems, but reading files
> > larger than a few MB on a Mac is probably not a good idea unless you
> > have a large amount of RAM.
> 
> Is this applicable to all MetaCard disk I/O commands on Mac, or just
> effecting:
>   put url "binfile:thefile.txt"
> where it really reads the entire file into RAM?

That, and "read ... until eof" both read the whole file into RAM,
which means you need to have enough.

> > This is functionally equivalent to "read until eof", it just saves a
> > couple of lines of script for opening and closing the file.  Same
> 
> I must say "put url" has been my favourite command dealing with files.
> However, I am planning to use the more traditional "open" and "seek" command
> to deal with large files. My only problem is how find out the current
> reading/writing position of the file.

Yeah, currently you have to keep track of all your reads and seeks
because there is no "tell()" function that returns the current file
pointer.
  Scott

> Thanks.
> LiangTyan Fui

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