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> If I/O is an overhead when loading files, why not just slurp the whole
> thing in one go by using read (the c read, not the scheme one).
> If the file is too big you can fall back on the current behaviour,
> likewise for pipes and other sources. For example, boot-9 is about 80K,
> and we can easily afford that sort of amount of temporary buffer space.
> So something like
> static char*
> quick_read(char *filename)
> [snipped -ttn]
> } /* caller must free content*/
> No error handling or anything, but I bet it would be fast!!
Along these lines, is anyone working on introducing an emacs-like buffer
type to Guile? (I vaguely recall some discussion on this.)
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