Need help with socket server code

Shane Anglin shane.anglin at
Sat Jul 14 19:20:40 CEST 2001

Here's the basics of what I want to do with my new app: 
Main loop is: 
1 - check socket for any incoming data 
1a - if no data on socket, go to 2, else get the data and place it into a list 
2 - print out list 
3 - go to 1 and do it all over again 

Currently, I can create a TCP socket server app using examples that will sit and wait (idle 99% of the time) and accepts the incoming data just fine, my 'print list' part is not processing at all until I get any new data in... for example, 1-wait on a client connect on socket, when a connection happens, get data, 2- place new data into list, print list, 3 -go to 1 and do it all over again...   in this scenario, #1 has the rest of my code 'hostage' until a client connection is made and closed. 

Thanks a bunch! 
Shane Anglin 
shaneanglin at 

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