2008/11/6 bwv549 <jtprince / gmail.com>:
> How do I scan starting at the end of a big io object to find a string
> that is always closer to then end?
>
> here's very roughly how the contents of the IO object look:
>
> Lots's of stuff... lot's of stuff....lot's of
> stuff...."my_string_i_need"...lot's of stuff
>
> In other words, I have a massive IO object that I cannot reverse and I

What is a "massive IO object"?  Are we talking about a large file?  A
socket or pipe which yields a lot data?

> need to very quickly find a string towards the end (but still fairly
> far from the end).  What's the fastest way to do this?

Start scanning at the beginning and travel forward in time.  :-)

No seriously, we need a bit more detail.

Kind regards

robert


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