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digitalmars.D - Another lib idea: text file I/O

reply Stewart Gordon <smjg_1998 yahoo.com> writes:
It would be good to have some classes for reading/writing text files. 
My thought is that it would:

- auto-detect UTF-8, UTF-16 or UTF-32, first by checking for a BOM and 
then heuristically

- be able to write out a file in any of these formats on request

- use dchars to communicate text with the class user

- automatically understand PC, Unix and Mac line breaks and be able to 
write out any of these kinds on request (obviously defaulting to the 
native format); possibly be able to tell the class user which kind an 
input file is using

- support ANSI/Windows, IBM/DOS and possibly other encodings on request; 
ideally enable the programmer to specify a custom encoding (at least in 
the single-byte case)

- include a version of writef and writefln

- make it simple to read/write a whole text file from/to a dchar[] at 
once, as well as providing stream functions.

Any takers?  Or anyone already working on such a thing?

Stewart.

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Jul 14 2004
parent Charlie <Charlie_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <cd3nkt$2e2e$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Stewart Gordon says...
It would be good to have some classes for reading/writing text files. 
My thought is that it would:

- auto-detect UTF-8, UTF-16 or UTF-32, first by checking for a BOM and 
then heuristically

- be able to write out a file in any of these formats on request

- use dchars to communicate text with the class user

- automatically understand PC, Unix and Mac line breaks and be able to 
write out any of these kinds on request (obviously defaulting to the 
native format); possibly be able to tell the class user which kind an 
input file is using

- support ANSI/Windows, IBM/DOS and possibly other encodings on request; 
ideally enable the programmer to specify a custom encoding (at least in 
the single-byte case)

- include a version of writef and writefln

- make it simple to read/write a whole text file from/to a dchar[] at 
once, as well as providing stream functions.

Any takers?  Or anyone already working on such a thing?

Stewart.

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My e-mail is valid but not my primary mailbox, aside from its being the 
unfortunate victim of intensive mail-bombing at the moment.  Please keep 
replies on the 'group where everyone may benefit.

This would be awesome, i'm totally ignorant on the subject though so can't help , but would defintly use it! Charlie
Jul 14 2004