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Re^6: Top 10 reasons to start using ack

by petdance (Parson)
on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:41 UTC ( #586869=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
in thread Top 10 reasons to start using ack

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

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Re^7: Top 10 reasons to start using ack
by diotalevi (Canon) on Nov 30, 2006 at 05:47 UTC

    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.

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

      xoxo,
      Andy

        /me asks for it too.


        holli, /regexed monk/

        votes++

        --MidLifeXis

        That's fine. Let me add it then.

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