REXX Tips & Tricks, Version 2.80

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LineIn() versus CharIn()

Use the function <CHARIN to read a file as often as possible (instead of 
using <LINEIN). For example: 

                        /* read a file into a variable                */
  fileContents = CharIn( myFile, 1, chars( myFile ) )

                        /* close the file                       v2.60 */
  call stream myFile, 'c', 'CLOSE'

See Read a file using CharIn() for an example routine to read a file using 
<CHARIN and split it into lines manually.   

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