[ILUG] tough programming q's
kenn at bluetree.ie
Mon Apr 19 15:57:49 IST 1999
kevin lyda wrote:
> programming question: i'm looking for a blocking read/recv call that
> times out. it would be best if it didn't involve signals. ideas?
> also, i'm looking for this for efficiency reasons. if i did it
> with a select and then a read it will involve more data copying
> under linux, yes? what about other unicies? it would be nice if the
> solution was portable (possibly expressed using ACE).
Use VMS. $QIOW(..., IO$_READVBLK|IO$M_TIMEOUT, ..., buf, bytes, timeout, ...).
Then write a wrapper layer that marshals all your
blocking I/O over to the VMS machine.
Ahh, those were the days...
What? You mean you don't have a VMS box??? :-)
<Asbestos still on>
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