jmarshal at mathworks.com
Sat Feb 3 22:44:21 EST 2001
Joshua Marshall <jmarshal at mathworks.com> wrote:
> chris at onca.catsden.net wrote:
>> On 4 Feb 2001, Joshua Marshall wrote:
>>> I'm plucking characters off a stream and concatenating them.
>>> Currently, I'm doing something like:
>>> buf = 
>>> while stream.more():
>>> buf = buf + stream.read()
>>> string.join(buf, '')
>>> Is there a faster way? I'm thinking of writing a Stringbuffer
>>> class in C. Or does a quick, reliable one already exist?
>> You could try buf.append(stream.read())
>> And... I dont know what you're trying to achive with string.join(buf,'').
>> Are you just adding a space?? :)
> I'm using string.join to convert a list of strings into a single string.
> My use of a list is for efficiency. Intuitively, I'm trying to do:
> ret = ''
> while stream.more():
> ret = ret + stream.read()
> but this is too slow. Appending to a list is better, but I'm looking
> for more speed.
Oh - and my mistake, I was typing the code from memory. My first example
errors if stream.read() returns a string. But you see my intent.
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