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Re: Reading files as byte array

From: Jonas Hahnfeld
Subject: Re: Reading files as byte array
Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2021 21:34:20 +0200
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Am Sonntag, dem 05.09.2021 um 10:23 +0200 schrieb Valentin Petzel:
> Hello,
> Would it be considered okay if we included a scheme function to read a binary 
> file to a byte array?
> This would be useful for correct handling of eps-files (which currently does 
> not support the actual eps specification).
> Basically an eps-file appears to be mixed content, with some binary 
> information and some simple text. This seems to serve the purpose of 
> embedding 
> previews into the eps file. So an eps-file might have a binary header that 
> specifies the byte location of the PS content.

ly:gulp-file should read the contents of a file and return it as a
latin1 (basically binary) string, no? I know that it is at least used
to read binary resources into the PS backend...

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