Proposal:  Directory experiemental proposal
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GeraldWodni  Directory experiemental proposalProposal2016-12-12 15:42:57
In order to write cross platform and cross system libraries it is essential to have means to traverse a systems file structure. This proposal is based upon the only known (by the authors) widly adopted implementation in Gforth.
Authors: Ulrich Hoffmann & Gerald Wodni
Add new Type wdirid (or the like) to section 3.x
Words for traversal:
open-dir ( c-addr u – wdirid wior )
Open the directory specified by c-addr, u and return dir-id for futher access to it.
read-dir ( c-addr u1 wdirid – u2 flag wior )
Attempt to read the next entry from the directory specified by dir-id to the buffer of length u1 at address c-addr. If the attempt fails because there is no more entries, ior=0, flag=0, u2=0, and the buffer is unmodified. If the attempt to read the next entry fails because of any other reason, return ior<>0. If the attempt succeeds, store file name to the buffer at c-addr and return ior=0, flag=true and u2 equal to the size of the file name. If the length of the file name is greater than u1, store first u1 characters from file name into the buffer and indicate "name too long" with ior, flag=true, and u2=u1.
close-dir ( wdirid – wior )
Close the directory specified by dir-id.
mkdir ( c-addr u – wior )
create the directory c-addr u and all its parents Remark: renamed mkdir-parents to mkdir, removed unix-specific umask
Words for pathes:
Description take from the Node.js manual:
path-normalize ( c-addr-1 u1 -- c-addr-1 u-2 )
Normalize a string path, taking care of '..' and '.' parts. When multiple slashes are found, they're replaced by a single one; when the path contains a trailing slash, it is preserved.
path-basename ( c-addr-1 u1 -- c-addr-2 u-2 )
Return the last portion of a path. Similar to the Unix basename command.
path-dirname ( c-addr-1 u1 -- c-addr-2 u-2 )
Return the directory name of a path. Similar to the Unix dirname command.
path-extname ( c-addr-1 u1 -- c--addr-2 u-2 )
Return the extension of the path, from the last '.' to end of string in the last portion of the path. If there is no '.' in the last portion of the path or the first character of it is '.', then it returns an empty string.
path-absolute? ( c-addr-1 u1 -- f )
Determines whether path is an absolute path. An absolute path will always resolve to the same location, regardless of the working directory.
path.join ( c-addr-1 u1 c-addr2 u2 -- c-addr-3 u3 )
Join all arguments together and normalize the resulting path. Arguments must be strings. Use implicit allocation?