[REBOL] CGI: reading POST-method data with read-io Re:(6)
From: holger:rebol at: 28-Aug-2000 16:37
On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 04:51:17PM -0800, [tim--johnsons-web--com] wrote:
> When Holger speaks, I pay attention. I have the following line
> of code for reading POST input from CGI as follows:
> ;> either tmp > 0
> buffer: make string! (tmp + 10) ; allocate storage space
> while [tmp > 0] ; and read
> ; I think Holger suggests this is not good:
> [tmp: tmp - read-io system/ports/input buffer tmp]
> return buffer
> What would be a safe alternative, please?
For stdin/out you may still have to use read-io to be fully
interoperable across platforms. That's because REBOL does not
yet fully support non-socket streams at the port level, e.g.
within a 'wait block. That is likely to change in the future though.
My point about not using read-io mostly refered to TCP streams.