read 9 bytes
grante at visi.com
Mon Jun 11 18:21:05 CEST 2007
On 2007-06-11, nik <nikbaer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to read a 9 byte response from a device on the serial
> port. From reading the pySerial documentation it appears that
> I can only read in characters at a time.
bytes are the same thing as characters.
> If I do: serialport.read(4)
> I would get 8 bytes,
No, you'd get 4. Just try it and see. That would be way
faster and easier than waiting for answers from Usenet.
> and if I did serialport.read(5) I think the port will block
> until a time out,
It would read 5 bytes if available, otherwise it would block
until a timeout.
> since there
> Is there a trick to read 9 bytes off of a serial port?
Please tell us what happened when you tried the obvious:
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