This unit contains apropos and functions as a "grab bag" of procedures without a good home, and which don't have to be available by default (as compared to the extras unit).
This unit uses the extras and regex units.
[procedure] (apropos SYMBOL-PATTERN [ENVIRONMENT] [#:MACROS?])
Displays symbols & type matching SYMBOL-PATTERN in the ENVIRONMENT on the (current-output-port).
- A symbol, string, or regex. When symbol or string substring matching is performed.
- An environment. When missing the (interaction-environment) is assumed.
- Keyword argument. A boolean. Include macro symbols? When missing #f is assumed.
[procedure] (apropos-list SYMBOL-PATTERN [ENVIRONMENT] [#:MACROS?])
Like apropos but returns a list of matching symbols.
Iterating over input lines and files
[procedure] (for-each-line PROCEDURE [PORT])
Calls PROCEDURE for each line read from PORT (which defaults to the value of (current-input-port). The argument passed to PROCEDURE is a string with the contents of the line, excluding any line-terminators. When all input has been read from the port, for-each-line returns some unspecified value.
[procedure] (for-each-argv-line PROCEDURE)
Opens each file listed on the command line in order, passing one line at a time into PROCEDURE. The filename - is interpreted as (current-input-port). If no arguments are given on the command line it again uses the value of (current-input-port). During execution of PROCEDURE, the current input port will be correctly bound to the current input source.
This code will act as a simple Unix cat(1) command:
Executing shell commands with formatstring and error checking
[procedure] (system* FORMATSTRING ARGUMENT1 ...)
Similar to (system (sprintf FORMATSTRING ARGUMENT1 ...)), but signals an error if the invoked program should return a nonzero exit status.
Reading a file's contents
[procedure] (read-all [FILE-OR-PORT])
If FILE-OR-PORT is a string, then this procedure returns the contents of the file as a string. If FILE-OR-PORT is a port, all remaining input is read and returned as a string. The port is not closed. If no argument is provided, input will be read from the port that is the current value of (current-input-port).
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