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- Subject: Re: [ANN] file_slurp - read/write entire files from/to a string (module design discussion)
- From: Stefan Reich <stefan.reich.maker.of.eye@...>
- Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 16:02:37 +0000
Ha! I was just waiting for functions like that. Funny. That must be
how the "collective mind" works.
Not that it's so much work to use io.open (it's only three lines after
all) - but it's kinda nice to have a one-line solution for file I/O.
Can't see anything wrong with the way you wrote the module either -
looks great to me.
On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 2:29 AM, David Manura <email@example.com> wrote:
> file_slurp  provides simple functions to read/write entire files
> from/to a string.
> -- Example to convert tabs to spaces in a file.
> local FS = require 'file_slurp'
> local s = FS.readfile 'foo.txt'
> s = s:gsub('\t', ' ')
> FS.writefile('foo.txt', s)
> -- Also supports ascii/binary, error policies, and pipes:
> s = FS.readfile('ls -la', 'p')