I/O extensions for common tasks

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 14:44:56 UTC 2018

On 12/9/18 9:37 PM, Seb wrote:
> On Monday, 10 December 2018 at 01:51:56 UTC, Andrew Pennebaker wrote:
>> The stdlib has all the low-level components we need to do lots of 
>> different workflows. However, there are a few gaps in the API in terms 
>> of high level, common tasks. For example, the API can read an entire 
>> Unicode text file to a string for a given filename, but not for a 
>> given File object!
>> [...]
> What's wrong with readText:
> https://dlang.org/phobos/std_file.html#readText

Problem statement is that given a File object, how do you read all the 
data out? :) std.file doesn't help there.

BTW, if you were using iopipe, the answer would be:

pipe.ensureElems(); // read all elements into the buffer [1]
auto data = pipe.window; // get all the elements as an array.


[1] http://schveiguy.github.io/iopipe/iopipe/bufpipe/ensureElems.html

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