non blocking read()

Uwe Mayer merkosh at hadiko.de
Wed Dec 1 19:39:45 CET 2004


Hi,

I use select() to wait for a file object (stdin) to become readable. In that
situation I wanted to read everything available from stdin and return to
the select statement to wait for more.

However, the file object's read method blocks if the number of bytes is 0 or
negative. 

Is there no way to read everything a channel's got currently got without
blocking?

Uwe 



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