Splitting up large dirty file

Dennis dkorpel at gmail.com
Mon May 21 15:00:09 UTC 2018

On Thursday, 17 May 2018 at 21:10:35 UTC, Dennis wrote:
> It's unfortunate that Phobos tells you 'there's problems with 
> the encoding' without providing any means to fix it or even 
> diagnose it.

I have to take that back since I found out about std.encoding 
which has functions like `sanitize`, but also `transcode`. (My 
file turned out to actually be encoded with ANSI / Windows-1252, 
not UTF-8)
Documentation is scarce however, and it requires strings instead 
of forward ranges.

@Jon Degenhardt
> Instead of:
>      auto outputFile = new File("output.txt");
> try:
>     auto outputFile = File("output.txt", "w");

Wow I really butchered that code. So it is the `drop(4)` that 
triggers the UTFException? I find Exceptions in range code hard 
to interpret.

> Do it old school?

I want to be convinved that Range programming works like a charm, 
but the procedural approaches remain more flexible (and faster 
too) it seems. Thanks for the example.

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