[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Improve changelog handling

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 18:35:15 EST 2007

On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 12:54:36PM -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> > I was thinking exactly the same as Andrew, why not just using
> >   ssize_t archive_read_data(struct archive *, void *buff, size_t len);
> >
> > I don't understand what you are saying however, about returning a fd.
> Oh man, ignore what I said - I was overthinking that to the parsing
> routines and all that jazz - in this case we're returning the
> changelog as an alpm_list_t of strings. Yes, in this case it would
> definitely be better to read direct from the archive. HOWEVER, you
> can't read line by line... what you need to do is make some sort of
> "archive_readline" function that reads one char at a time until a
> newline char. It's annoying, but that's the best we can do until
> libarchive gets a "readline" function.

Oh ok, yes it looks like you are right. However, there is a point that is
unclear to me : why exactly do we need to read line by line?

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