Extension contains a suite for reading and appending
large files. The file suite in SP allows the
manipulation of files whose size is only limited by
the availability of disk space (a naive algorithm
fails to do this). The system has been tested with
files of 680Mb.
: (list string) --> string --> string
Appends the listed files in order to form a new file
given by the second argument. The name of the new
file is returned as a result.
: (A --> string --> symbol --> symbol -->
Given arguments a, f, b, t
appends a to the file f. If b
is backup, then a file f.backup of the original file is
created. If b is nobackup, no such file is created, If t
is top, then a is appended
to the top of the file and if t is bottom to the bottom. The symbol
values may be unspecified in which case they default
: string --> string --> string
Copies an existing file to one of a new name. Returns
the name of the new file.
: string --> string
Deletes a file returning its name.
: (A --> A --> A)
Given arguments a and b, evaluates a
and returns the result if no error is raised. If
an error is raised, then the error message is
appended to err.shen and b is evaluated
as a default.
: (string --> number)
Returns the byte size of the file.
: (string --> (list string))
Returns the contents
of the file as a list of strings; strings are
seperated by whitespace in the source file.
(string --> (stream out))
Reopens output to a file preserving the original
contents. The output stream to the file is returned
as a result.
: string --> (list number) --> string
Writes to a file the list of bytes contained in the
list argument and returns the file name.
: (A --> (list number))
Returns the list of bytes representing the argument.