The initial information download I have as a zip file and extract several json files from that and store them locally.
Looking through the documentation on BrightScript I am not seeing much support for anything besides text files, and it appears to only be ascii at that. All I see is the global 'ReadAsciiFile'.
I have 2 questions before I start fully diving into developing in case I need to restructure my API a wee bit.
- Is there a way to extract files from a zip archive? Bonus points if it can be done in memory, as in extracting the files without having to save the zip file first after downloading.
- Does ReadAsciiFile only support ascii characters, and if so, is there another method to read in utf-8 characters? My json files do contain some special, non-ascii characters.
Thanks in advance!
PS: Before someone says 'well, how are you going to develop if you don't own a Roku?' I am going to be purchasing one soon enough...
PSS: I did try to search for my zip query hoping it was already said somewhere how, but it was like finding a needle in a haystack weeding through all the issues on the actual channel zip file. So, I apologize if it has been mentioned and resolved previously.