Subject: Re: Lisp io performance. From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1999/01/19 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org | What's the fastest way to write a copy-file routine? It seems like | there's no way to do block reads and writes... there is. READ-SEQUENCE and WRITE-SEQUENCE. apply it to vectors of some reasonable machine size (8192 is frequently large enough to hold at least one complete disk block) having an element-type of either CHARACTER or (UNSIGNED-BYTE 8), and make the streams match that type. #:Erik -- SIGTHTBABW: a signal sent from Unix to its programmers at random intervals to make them remember that There Has To Be A Better Way.