[gambit-list] I/O puzzle...

Alex Queiroz asandroq at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 23:25:57 EDT 2009


On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:10 AM, Marc Feeley<feeley at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

> because for each call to read-char a timeout of 3 seconds relative to that
> particular call to read-char will happen.  So, read-line will keep reading
> characters as long as the time between reading each char is less than 3
> seconds.  So read-line can execute for arbitrarily long... it does not
> timeout 3 seconds after it is called.
> Absolute timeouts eliminate this issue.

     Thanks for the explanation.


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