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ConsoleRead() blocks

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The helpfile says:

ConsoleRead does not block, it will return immediately. In order to get all data, it must be called in a loop.

That isn't the case. A single call to ConsoleRead() will return the entire stream and block until the stream has been closed. Does anyone know a way around this? This auto-it script is a child process of another, non-autoit program so StdoutRead (for child processes) will not work.


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Can you produce a reproducer script that demonstrates the problem?


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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

ConsoleRead() can't be blocking until the line is closed like it looked like it was doing as illustrated by my question here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14189032/java-reading-and-writing-to-input-and-output-stream-of-autoit-script/14226605#14226605 , but I was still having trouble (explained in the answer there) because I think ConsoleRead() is a bit unpredictable in terms of when it will return. Nothing I sent to it would force it to recognize a new line and so my solution will likely be the one illustrated in the answer linked. If there's another way to go about the problem, please let me know and/or fill me in on anything you know about consoleRead() that would clarify things.

The orignal problem script was something very close to that question. The new problem (where I see ConsoleRead() doesn't block until the line is closed) can of course be illustrated by any script with ConsoleRead() when multiple lines are sent to it's STDIN regardless of the delimiter.

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