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2010-12-15 01:33:17

Directory ports

This module depends on the acceptance of PortsCowan or something like it, as it uses the framework of that proposal. See DirectoriesCowan for a proposal for creating and destroying directories.


(open-directory filename)

Filename can be a string or a settings list as described in PortsCowan. In addition to the keys path and encoding specified there, the key hidden can have the values none (don't expose hidden files), all (expose all files), and dots (expose all files except . and ..). On Posix systems, hidden files have names beginning with .; on Windows, hidden files are named ., .., or have the hidden file attribute.

The returned value is an input port, but it is neither a binary port nor a character port, so the only standard procedure callable on it is read, which returns the next available filename as a string (or, when necessary, an implementation-dependent object). Filenames are returned in arbitrary order.

(call-with-input-directory filename proc)

Filename MUST be an object acceptable to open-directory, and proc MUST be a procedure that accepts one argument. Calls proc with one argument, the port obtained by opening the specified directory. If the directory cannot be opened, an error is signalled. If proc returns, then the port is closed automatically and the value(s) yielded by the proc is (are) returned. If proc does not return, then the port will not be closed automatically unless it is possible to prove that the port will never again be used for a read operation.

(directory-port? obj)

Returns #t if obj is a directory port. Directory ports are a disjoint type.