Ropes, as described in "Ropes, An Alternative to Strings" (1995 - H. Boehm, R. Atkinson, M. Plass).
The source for this extension is available here.
- rope? objectprocedure
- rope-length ropeprocedure
- rope-depth ropeprocedure
A rope is either a leaf containing a string or a binary tree consisting of such leaves.
rope? simply tests if its argument is a rope.
- (rope=? rope1 rope2 [ropeN ...]) => booleanprocedure
- current-maximum-leaf-length #!optional nparameter
current-maximum-leaf-length specifies the maximum string length for rope leaf nodes.
The default value is 512, which should be suitable for most purposes. Setting this value too low will result in frequent rebalancing, adversely affecting performance.
- rope-null? ropeprocedure
Tests whether the given rope is empty. Equivalent to (= 0 (rope-length rope)).
- (rope [string ...]) => ropeprocedure
Constructs a rope from the given strings. The resulting rope, while not guaranteed to be balanced, should be fairly so.
- string->rope stringprocedure
Constructs a rope from the given string. The resulting rope is guaranteed to be balanced.
- rope->string ropeprocedure
Returns the full contents of the given rope as a string.
- rope-ref rope iprocedure
Returns the ith character of the rope, zero-indexed.
- subrope rope start #!optional endprocedure
Returns a subrope consisting of the range of characters starting at the zero-indexed character start and ending at character end, or the end of the rope if no end is given.
- (rope-append [rope ...]) => ropeprocedure
Appends the given ropes, trying to keep the resulting rope fairly well-balanced.
- rope-concatenate listprocedure
Constructs a new rope from the the given list of ropes, trying to keep the resulting rope fairly well-balanced.
- rope-reverse ropeprocedure
Constructs a new rope consisting of the characters in the given rope, reversed. This operation is expensive for large ropes (O(n) in the length of the rope, best-case).
- rope-balanced? ropeprocedure
Tests whether the given rope is balanced. A rope is balanced if its length is at least F(n+2), where F(n) is the nth fibonacci number and n is the depth of the given rope.
- rope-balance ropeprocedure
Explicitly rebalances a rope.
The rebalancing strategy used is that described in Boehm, Atkinson & Plass' 1995 paper "Ropes, An Alternative to Strings".
- (rope-fold f a rope1 [ropeN ...]) => objectprocedure
- (rope-for-each f rope1 [ropeN ...]) => voidprocedure
These procedures implement characterwise fold and for-each over the given ropes.
- read-rope #!optional port lengthprocedure
Reads a rope from the given port, or current-input-port if no port is specified.
If a numerical length argument is given, at most that many characters are read.
The resulting rope is guaranteed to be balanced.
- make-rope-iterator ropeprocedure
Returns a cursor procedure over the given rope's characters.
The resulting procedure, when invoked, will return the current character in the rope and advance to the next character. When the characters of the rope are exhausted, the procedure will yield #!eof.
- open-input-rope ropeprocedure
Returns a port from which the contents of the rope can be read. When the end of the rope is reached, subsequent reads will return #!eof.
- get-output-rope #!optional portprocedure
In reality, open-output-rope and open-output-string are the same. Construction of the rope returned by get-output-rope is delayed until that procedure is called, so get-output-rope may be used to return a rope from the accumulated output of ports created by either open-output-rope or open-output-string.