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Re^2: Waiting For Input

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 04, 2013 at 08:20 UTC ( #1021597=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Waiting For Input
in thread Waiting For Input

No does not need any input nor any pause. Rather the main scipt conatins this:

use Win32::Process; use Win32; sub ErrorReport{ print Win32::FormatMessage( Win32::GetLastError() ); } Win32::Process::Create($ProcessObj, "C:\\Perl\\bin\\perl.exe", "perl", 0, NORMAL_PRIORITY_CLASS, ".")|| die ErrorReport(); $state = 1; while( <STDIN> ) { if( $state ) { $$ProcessObj->Suspend(); $state = 0; } else { $$ProcessObj->Resume(); $state = 1; } }

How do i end both the scripts? i think it is the main script that keeps on waiting..

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Re^3: Waiting For Input
by Corion (Pope) on Mar 04, 2013 at 08:34 UTC

    So, when does the loop end?

    while( <STDIN> ) { ... }

    Maybe you want to print out some diagnostics at the end of and in your main script, to learn when a program starts or finishes, and when a program waits for input.

      The script gives me the last print statement conatined in it . So I know that the ends, But How do i tell this while loop to end? <\p>

        You may be correct, but the statement that you see the last print does NOT offer any assurances that actually ends: all you know for sure based on what you've told us is that runs thru the last print statement.

        Is "the last print statement contained in it" the very last code in the script?

        As to your question about how to end the while loop: you haven't shown us the code. Guessing on a fix for unknown code is not worth our time or yours.

        If you didn't program your executable by toggling in binary, it wasn't really programming!

        Why did you write that loop in the first place?

        On Windows, you end input to STDIN by entering CTRL+Z on an empty line and pressing enter.

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