Concatenating binary files?

Jimmie Houchin jhouchin at
Tue Apr 1 02:19:04 UTC 2003

Ned Konz wrote:
> On Monday 31 March 2003 02:51 pm, Jimmie Houchin wrote:> 
>>I failed to edit the email end of of lines on the fileDir. So I
>>guess this cause the StandardFileStream to fail initialization?
> Yes, you probably don't have a directory with a CR in the middle of 
> its name.
> In production code you should check for whether opens succeeded or 
> not. Using Tim's code:
> fileDir := FileDirectory default directoryNamed:'C:\Documents and
>  Settings\Jimmie\My
> Documents\My Music\MP3\Alexander Scourby\waves'.
> fileDir exists ifFalse: [ ... do something ... ].
> wave3 := fileDir fileNamed: 'Genesis 37k.wav'.   "Will create/clobber 
> a file"
> wave2 := fileDir oldFileNamed: 'Genesis 37b.wav'.  "Will pop up a 
> requester"
> wave1 := fileDir oldFileNamed: 'Genesis 37a.wav'. "Will pop up a 
> requester"

Thanks for the education. I got busy at work and haven't had the 
opportunity to analyse Tim's code yet. Thanks for the pointer about 
production code and the requesters. More best practice principles. :)

Maybe I'm not the only one learning from my mistakes. :)

Jimmie Houchin

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