Newbie question involving buffered input
exarkun at divmod.com
Fri Sep 1 18:53:22 CEST 2006
On Fri, 1 Sep 2006 09:31:11 -0700, Caolan <caolan at ldmf.net> wrote:
>I am executing the code below on a Windows XP system and if I enter > 2 characters it buffers the input and the call to sys.stdin.flush does not flush the input, it remains buffered.
You cannot flush input. The flush method only relates to output. The
*other* side of the file has to flush *its* output in order for you to
see it as input.
On Linux, the termios module provides a way to tell the system not to do
any buffering on a file descriptor. pywin32 may expose equivalent
functionality for Windows.
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