* Sam Roberts (Mar 15, 2005 14:40):
> It would be useful in decoding large files like iCalendars or .vcf
> with many cards, because as you decode into objects, those objects
> would hold reference to main Rope, memory would not have to be
> duplicated.

Precisely.

> Are there any implementation of Rope that actually do the disk
> cacheing?

Yes, see the boehm GC package.  It contains an implementation in C,
called cord.

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