More annoying socket questions


(Firestone, Mark - Technical Support) #1

Sounds good. The documentation on this is sketchy. Any suggestions.

Thanks,

Mark

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-----Original Message-----
From: ts [mailto:decoux@moulon.inra.fr]
Sent: 26 June 2002 14:35
To: ruby-talk@ruby-lang.org
Subject: Re: more annoying socket questions.

“F” == "Firestone, Mark <- Technical Support"
mark.firestone@gossgraphic.co.uk> writes:

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?

Try to use IO::select if you want to know if you can read from a IO

Guy Decoux

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(ts) #2

Sounds good. The documentation on this is sketchy. Any suggestions.

You have an example in

  http://www.rubycentral.com/book/ref_m_kernel.html#Kernel.select

it look if it exist something to read from $stdin (the timeout is at 1.5
second)

Guy Decoux