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Answer: Can I read a line from a socket without the socket sending \n?

by merlyn (Sage)
on Nov 30, 2000 at 21:09 UTC ( #44174=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > network programming > Can I read a line from a socket without the socket sending \n? - Answer contributed by merlyn

The hardest part about sockets is knowing when to stop reading. You can invent a line-oriented protocol, or use some other indication (like a byte count followed by that many bytes).

Knowing what to use is an art call, decided by experience and study of the prior art. Good luck in your quest!

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