[REBOL] Re: Reading from stdi - what am I doing wrong?!
From: ryanc::iesco-dms::com at: 13-Jul-2001 11:52
Coincidently I am working the same problem!
> As you'll know if you've seen /zine #2, I am building an email robot. I
> have an address on my domain which pipes emails to a rebol "robot". The
> naive method for reading stdin in the current version is:
> buffer: make string! 15000
> read-io system/ports/input buffer 15000
> This is fine for small emails, but if I send something with an attachment -
> say 40k - I need to up the buffer size. Still doesn't work though - read-io
> only seems to pick up the first 6 or so k before stopping. If I do
> buffer: copy system/ports/input
> I get the full email.. except that buffer is a block where each line is a
> separate string! - I could join it all together inserting newlines after
> every block but with bit emails that would be /slow/.
> Can anyone suggest how I can read from stdin to a buffer so that the whole
> thing is one string and I'm sure to get the whole message in the buffer,
> I'm completely stuck on this one...
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