Fast I/O procedures specialized for different types. Instead of using the Scheme procedure read, specialized procedures can be used, so:
- I/O is faster, particularly if you have loaded the numbers egg
- There is no need to check the result of read
(use specialized-io) (let ((v (read-flonum (current-input-port)))) (write-flonum (fp* 2.5 v) (current-output-port)))
Note that you can use fp* with a value returned from read-flonum (it's guaranteed to be a flonum).
- (read-fixnum PORT) procedure
- (read-flonum PORT) procedure
- (read-complex PORT) procedure
- (read-one-char PORT) procedure
These procedures read one object of a specific type from an input-port. There are no runtime checks in the Scheme way; the procedures will just call error if anything goes wront (EOF, lexical error etc).
- (write-fixnum VALUE PORT) procedure
- (write-flonum VALUE PORT) procedure
- (write-complex VALUE PORT) procedure
- (write-one-char VALUE PORT) procedure
These procedures write one object of a specific type to an output-port. There are no runtime checks in the Scheme way; the procedures will just call error if anything goes wront (EOF, lexical error etc).
- (write-one-string STRING PORT) procedure
This procedure writes a string to the output port.
- (read-string-until CHAR PORT) procedure
- (read-string-between LEFTCHAR RIGHTCHAR PORT) procedure
These procedures read a string from the input port. read-string-until will read from the current position of the stream until CHAR is found (and CHAR will be included in the resulting string). read-string-between will first search for LEFTCHAR then read until RIGHTCHAR is found.
- specialized-io-error parameter
This variable should be bound to a procedure that will be called when parsing fails. By default it's bound to error.
- +specialized-io-string-buffer-size+ parameter
This is the size of the buffer in which strings are read. When the buffer becomes full, its size is doubled. This default value is 500.
(use specialized-io) (let ((n (read-fixnum port))) (do ((i 0 (fx+ 1 i))) ((fx= i n)) (f64vector-set! vec i (read-flonum port))))
- 1.3 Fixed minor glitch
- 1.2 Fixed crash due to wrong return value
- 1.1 String reading and writing added
- 1.0 Initial Release
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