http://qs1969.pair.com?node_id=586868


in reply to Re^4: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
in thread Top 10 reasons to start using ack

You can't extract a file at a time out to a temporary directory using File::Temp? Or even better - don't even write it back to disk.

⠤⠤ ⠙⠊⠕⠞⠁⠇⠑⠧⠊

  • Comment on Re^5: Top 10 reasons to start using ack

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^6: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
by petdance (Parson) on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:41 UTC
    Heck, your program doesn't even handle tarballs anyway! :-)

    The other thing is that this stops ack from being pure Perl and totally cross-platform.

    xoxo,
    Andy

      I don't think that's a reason to omit the feature, it just needs some care and maybe not everyone can use the feature. There's plenty of goodness available by reading from a "gunzip -c" stream and only slightly less by reading from Archive::Tar::Streamed. Sometime within the last month I wrote an iterator to read file by file from a tarball using that module but without any hoops to jump through. It's all easy.

      ⠤⠤ ⠙⠊⠕⠞⠁⠇⠑⠧⠊

        At this point, the big reason not to add the feature is that only one person has asked for it.

        xoxo,
        Andy