file


Name:
file - opens file for reading or writing
Synopsis:
string1 string2 file -> ostreamtype  
-> istreamtype
Examples:
 
(sli-init.sli) (r) file type == -> istreamtype
Description:
 
file is the PostScript operator used to open files
for reading or writing. If opening is successful the
appropriate streamtype is returned. If opening fails
/FileOpenError is raised.
If the file name contains path information "/", the
operator tries to open the specified file directly,
otherwise if the file should be opened for reading
the operator uses the searchpath to locate the file.
Parameters:
 
string1 is the file name, string2 is a modifier (r) or
(w) which specifies if the file should be opened for
reading or writing.
Remarks:
commented April 12, 1999  
Hehl, Diesmann
SeeAlso: close, ofstream, ifstream, searchifstream
References:
 
compare RedBook 2nd ed. page 414
Author:
Gewaltig, Diesmann  
FirstVersion:
1995  
Source:
/home/nest/work/nest-2.14.0/lib/sli/sli-init.sli