Re: char-ready?

From: Erick Gallesio <>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 18:38:46 +0000

> Johann Friedrich Heinrichmeyer writes
> i found a primitive for char-ready in 2.1.6, but i see only "Truth" as a
> possible return value??????
> Char-ready would be nice for communication with other programs. SCM uses
> ioctls, my first idea is to use select ...

I had modified it for the next release, but I'm a little bit confused with it.
I'm wondering if char-ready? should answer #t as soon as a character is typed
or when the user as typed Return (i.e. I'm wondering if char-ready? should set
the lin in raw-mode or not). I have looked at some other Scheme and it seems
that they use the canonical mode buffering. What is the opinion of the mailing
list about this ?)

In the meantime, here is the version I have for char-ready in the file port.c

#include <sys/ioctl.h>
#include <sys/time.h>


PRIMITIVE STk_char_readyp(SCM port)
  port = verify_port("char-ready?", port, F_READ);
  if (Eof(port->storage_as.port.f)) return Truth;
  if (ISPORTP(port)) /* !eof -> */ return Truth;
  else {
    int result;

    ioctl(fileno(port->storage_as.port.f), FIONREAD, &result);
    return result ? Truth : Ntruth;
    return Truth;

                -- Erick

                -- Erick

                -- Erick
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