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Re^3: IO::Select - reading multiple lines

by zentara (Archbishop)
on Jul 14, 2011 at 19:20 UTC ( #914418=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: IO::Select - reading multiple lines
in thread IO::Select - reading multiple lines

is it a very worse idea to use <$fh> to read from a socket

Yeah, you are best off using sysread, and there are a few ways to use sysread, depending on your situation, you can put it in various staement forms

while( sysread $fh, $str, 8192, length $str ) { #or do { $rc = sysread(FH, $buff, 5000000, length($buff)) ; } while ($rc #or if ( sysread( $cli, $buffer, 1024 ) ) {} # etc etc

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Re^4: IO::Select - reading multiple lines
by nagalenoj (Friar) on Jul 15, 2011 at 12:16 UTC
    sysread returns 0, only when the other end exits. Getting into blocking mode, which is not desired. I expect the program to wait in select not in sysread.

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