[plt-scheme] reading a whole file

From: Robby Findler (robby at cs.uchicago.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 4 10:01:12 EST 2008

If you're just regexp matching, would regexp-matching on the port work?

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> Thanks, Robby.
> 1. It might be nice if someone w/ Cookbook access posted this version
> w/ a comment about atomicity.
> 2. It is often *awfully convenient* to just read the file in as a
> string.  This semester I'm co-teaching a mini-course for social
> science students, and just about everything we do is content analysis.
>  The files tend to be no more than 10-30k long.  With modern computer
> memories and processing speeds, it's just not worth the effort to do
> anything other than a brute-force "read everything in as one string
> and search over it" unless that proves to be insufficient.  (And doing
> it that way in Python proves to be dreadfully convenient.)  It feels
> to me like a bit like mucking about with fixnums when you could have
> bignums instead.
> And if you continue to complain, I'll G"odel-encode the file -- since
> you only enjoin against strings, not numbers. (-:
> Shriram

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