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I'd use a state machine and to avoid manifest global variables I'd wrap it up in a light weight object:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Win32::SerialPort; my $kSTX = "\x02"; my $kETX = "\x03"; my $obj = bless { port => Win32::SerialPort->new('COM1'), idle => 1 }; $obj->configurePort(); while (1) { my $crc = $obj->readSerialPort(); next if !defined $crc; print $obj->{buffer}; } continue { sleep 1; } sub configurePort { my ($self) = @_; $self->{port}->...; } sub writeSerialPort { my ( $self, $outStr ) = @_; $self->{port}->write($outStr) || die "Serial port write failed: $! +\n"; } sub readSerialPort { my ($self) = @_; while ( my $byte = $self->{port}->input() ) { next if $self->{idle} && $byte eq $kSTX; if ( $byte eq $kSTX ) { $self->{buffer} = ''; $self->{idle} = undef; next; } if ( $byte ne $kETX && 80 > length $self->{buffer} ) { $self->{buffer} .= $byte; next; } # Got end of record my $crc = 0; $crc += ord($_) for split '', $self->{buffer}; $crc &= 0xFF; $self->{idle} = 1; return $crc; } return; }

The code assumes that the input function times out after some reasonable time and that nulls are not used in the payload data. None of this is tested code!

Note too the use of strictures - always use strictures (use strict; use warnings;)

True laziness is hard work

In reply to Re: Detect STX and ETX hex in received string by GrandFather
in thread Detect STX and ETX hex in received string by jagexCoder

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