[REBOL] Re: [BUG?] read-io & write-io or Wait or is TCL better?
From: Rebolinth:nodep:dds:nl at: 24-Dec-2003 22:30
Conversation/lunch: "How do you Eat your Rebol in the Morning?"
Although a "clear buffer" sounds logical it should not be necesary,
the :size in "size: read-io..." should always return the length
of read-io bytes so even if the buffer is filled with old bytes
the :size is leading here... (I expect the buffer-end is an <EOF>)
As 'clear does a clear from the index upto the tail,
it doesnt sound logical to use. But perhpas the speed of
the function call could intefer with the :size enventualy..
But ill try it right away.. Ill get back with the result...
-> I know I struggled really badly with exactly the same problem in the
-> past. Although it may be reasonalble explainable that Rebol simply
-> enlarges buffer, I think that we should think of submitting a bug
-> request. And why? Because docs don't state that in the case of read-io
-> we should clear the buffer. If it would lead only to buffer size
-> increase, then OK, but it leads into completly broken communication with
-> unexpected results ...
-> What do other think? Should write-io clear the buffer after succesfull
-> write automatically?