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March 22, 2012
problems countered after while(read()){} terminated with ^D or EOF
I'm using the following to read arrays from the command line (or 
redirected file) but am having some issues that I have not been 
able to solve on my own. Would appreciate if a little guidance.

void f(T)(ref T a)if(isArray!T)
{
    a.length = 100;
    int i;
    while(readf(" %s", &a[i++])) // #1
        if(i == a.length) a.length *= 2;
    a.length[--i];
}

issue #1
    how do it terminate the input (or clear the buffer) such that 
subsequent calls to readf are not ignored?

    int[] i;
    f(i); // no matter how many time I call readf() after this 
point it is all always ignored
    double d;
    readf(" %s", &d); // not called

issue #2
    how do i read a string[] such that whitespace (all or one of 
my choosing) delineate the string boundary?

    readf(" %s ", &data)  sort of does the trick for spaces but 
it leaves all newlines embedded in substrings.  Assuming that 
input is provided one string per line, readf(" %s\n", &data) 
works similar to #1 above, however if there is multiple words per 
line separated by spaces an exception is immediately thrown from 
std.format.

Thanks,
Andrew
March 22, 2012
Re: problems countered after while(read()){} terminated with ^D or EOF
On 3/22/12, Tyro[17] <nospam@home.com> wrote:
> issue #2
>      how do i read a string[] such that whitespace (all or one of
> my choosing) delineate the string boundary?

Jesse Phillips has a cmdln.interact library that I think would work by using:
string[] result = userInput!(string[])("Enter space-delimited values:");
But it seems he changed his nickname on github and hasn't reuploaded
the library yet.

In case you're ever reading from a file you can do:
string input = cast(string)std.file.read("filename");
string[] text = input.split();
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