Library: TCP/IP client and server support (OMTCP)
Import : omtcp.xmd
Returns: An external source containing the data read from the tcp connection.
define external string source function tcp.reader of value tcp.connection connection timeout value integer ms optional protocol value tcp.io-protocol protocol optional
tcp.reader to obtain an external source object from which data will be read.
connection must exist,
or else an external exception with
TCP05 is thrown.
There may not be an active external source derived from connection with
or else and external exception with
TCP04 is thrown.
If the received packet is corrupted, an external exception with
TCP13 is thrown.
The timeout value applies primarily to data read from the returned external source.
If a read operation times out, an external exception with
TCP07 is thrown.
tcp.reader can be called more than once for a connection.
All such derived sources read from the same source attachment,
but such sources are subject to read-ahead,
and it is generally the case that a read from a source will actually capture more data than is needed for immediate use.
This means that if there are two or more sources derived from a connection,
it is usually the case that data read from one such source is not that which immediately follows that read from another such source.
As a consequence, only ONE external source can be derived from a connection at a time.
That is, sources must be derived serially.
The following example shows how to output to
#main-output data that is read from a TCP connection.
import "omtcp.xmd" prefixed by tcp. process local tcp.connection connection set connection to tcp.connect to "localhost" on 5300 tcp.set-buffering of connection enabled false output tcp.reader of connection protocol tcp.multi-packet