Well guys, I solved my disconnect detection problem, at least for now, for
watching for killed threads.
Now i have a new one. I am reading the socket with eachbyte… like so…
@socket.each_byte do | fred|
lots of stuff
This works great. I want another user (on another thread) to be able to
page a user. I want it to pop up when they are sitting at a thread. All
the read methods I have tried for reading the socket basically stop
execution of the thread waiting for the next character. I have tried to use
getc as well, with the same results.
How can I get my pages to work without the user having to do something at a
prompt (like press return)? In Pascal, Wayne Conrad in his IO routines
provided me with a way of telling if there was something in the buffer, and
then reading it. Ruby doesn’t seem to do this. Failing a way to handle
that, is there any way round this?
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