copy large files in Rev on Mac

Phil Davis revdev at
Fri Dec 7 00:51:19 EST 2007

Am I missing something, or couldn't you accomplish the goal with 3 
handlers like this?

on startMyCopy pFromFilePath, pToFilePath
  open file pFromFilePath for binary read
  open file pToFilePath for binary write
  doMyCopy pFromFilePath, pToFilePath
end startMyCopy

on doMyCopy pFromFilePath, pToFilePath
  read from file pFromFilePath for 32767
  if the result = "eof" then
    send ("endMyCopy" && pFromFilePath, pToFilePath) to me in 1 tick
    exit doMyCopy
  end if
  write tDataSegment to file pToFilePath
  send ("doMyCopy" && pFromFilePath, pToFilePath) to me in 1 tick
end doMyCopy

on endMyCopy pFromFilePath, pToFilePath
  close file pFromFilePath
  close file pToFilePath
  answer "Copy is complete!"
end endMyCopy

Obviously you would have to include a 'bundle tree walker' approach for 
bundles, but it seems to me like this would be non-blocking.
Phil Davis

Kay C Lan wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2007 5:35 AM, Ian Wood <revlist at> wrote:
>> The copying problems are occurring because revcopyfile is blocking
>> and people are trying to come up with non-blocking *workarounds*
> Thanks Ian for getting us back on track!
> I've been been waiting with baited breathe for someone to provide a 'wow
> isn't Rev cool' solution to this problem, but ended up almost sufficating
> because we somehow got sidetracked on separating the files and folders from
> an OSX bundle/package/app. Don't care, OSX files, folders
> bundles/package/apps work fine for me, I just NEED a workaround for my app
> to keep going whilst it's also copying 40GB of data.
> I'll return to baited breathe status in the hope for that 'cool Rev'
> solution.

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