Scott, Richard, Simon, Bruce, Vern, Terrence,

You have convinced me enough to go back to the docs and re-evaluate my understanding of user spaces.

For too long my perception has been clouded by the implementation of them in the last place I worked that I confess I didn't think I needed to go back to basics and read the full documentation on them. In this case RTFM is quite applicable and appropriate. It would appear that a user space in QTEMP with the auto-extend attribute set and direct pointer manipulation may well be the way to go for me. It would appear to combine the benefits of a temporary stream file (auto-extensibility) with the speed and ease of a pointer. If only it supported text conversion on the write. But hey, that's why we have iconv() I guess. :-)

Hmmm...

Bruce, I'll take a look at your book - promise!

Have a great weekend guys!

Larry Ducie

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