I'd like to suggest the addition of a new identifiers, $readb, which would work nearly the same way as $readn works...
$readb would return the byte at which a match from a previous call to $read() or $readini() started. If no match was found, $readn would be set to 0.
This would help coders who don't want mIRC to trim spaces and special characters when reading text from a file (for example, this could be used with /bread -t to read a whole line).
La vie n'est pas un long fleuve tranquille...
Note: sorry for my bad english
Note 2: great job with Unreal 3.1.6 & 3.2b17, codemastr! ;o