[squeak-dev] Re: SocketSteam: Switching ascii/binary modes
siguctua at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 03:14:01 UTC 2010
On 16 March 2010 04:46, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 3/15/2010 7:44 PM, Igor Stasenko wrote:
>> Since SocketStream caching the data it reads, then instead of
>> resetting the buffers it should convert them and avoid losing the
>> What you think is an appropriate solution to this?
> Don't "reset" the buffers; simply convert them to the proper ascii/binary
There could be an alternative approach:
- keep buffers in a single (binary) format and covert an output
depending on mode.
The choice is, when you should pay the conversion price:
- each time you read something
- each time you switching the mode
If input is a mix of ascii/binary content, it will be very ineffective
converting the cache each time mode switching.
For example - HTTP 'transfer-encoding: chunked'.
Content may be a binary data, but it could be chunked, then input
becomes a mix of
binary data and hexadecimal ascii values, and crlf's.
So, it requires mode deep analyzis than just saying 'convert it' :)
> - Andreas
Igor Stasenko AKA sig.
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