[PD] textfile insert and delete

Roman Haefeli reduzierer at yahoo.de
Sun May 29 21:51:33 CEST 2005


thewade wrote:

> Hi again my favorite list!
> I was wondering if there was an easier way to insert and
> delete single entries from a textfile/qlist list?
> As of now I do the following have a main textfile and a
> temporay textfile. To insert or delete an entry I step
> through each of the entries in the main textfile and add
> thoes to the temp textfile. If I am deleting an entry I
> skip copying that entry into the temp textfile. If I am
> inserting an entry I add it to the temp textfile at the
> appropriate place. once all entries have been copied
> from the main to the temp textfile I clear the main file,
> read the values back from the temp textfile into the main
> textfile, and clear the temp textfile.
> It would be so much easier and less computationaly
> intensive to do an insert and delete within the c code,
> wouldnt it?

yes, i think so. i assume thats why zmoelnig implemented [msgfile] in
zexy, which has all the features mentioned above (and a lot more).



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