Subject: Re: INPUT_LEFT macro?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/09/1995 12:11:25
[ On Tue, August 8, 1995 at 14:38:53 (-0400), der Mouse wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: INPUT_LEFT macro?
> Unfortunately, when stdio was designed, no interface was included to do
> what that code wants to do. Thus, there is no generally portable way
> to do it; you have to either stop using stdio or do something
> system-dependent. It may be accessing an internal field, the way the
> code you quote does, or it may be some non-standardized stdio call....
There's a nasty little script included with smail-3 written by Simon
Leinen <email@example.com> that does something like this. Here's the
header comment at the top:
# This script tries to generate a file "iobpeek.h" which defines one
# macro, IOB_MAYBE_EMPTY_P. The macro can be called with one
# argument, a stdio input stream, and must return a non-zero value if
# the stream's buffer is empty. If there are characters in the input
# buffer, it *should* return zero.
This script seems to work on everything smail-3 runs on, including
BSDI-1.x, NetBSD-1.0, and NetBSD-current.
If you really want to ditch stdio, I'd recommend looking long and hard
at using ftp://plan9.att.com/netlib/attgifts/sfio.tar.gz instead of
writing a whole lot of system-dependent stuff.
Greg A. Woods
+1 416 443-1734 VE3TCP robohack!woods
Planix, Inc. <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Secrets Of The Weird <email@example.com>