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Re: Way to unblock sys.stdin.readline() call

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On Sat, 21 Jun 2008 12:35:02 -0700 (PDT), joamag <jo****@gmail.comwrote:
>On Jun 21, 4:46 pm, Cédric Lucantis <o...@no-log.orgwrote:
>Le Saturday 21 June 2008 15:26:53 joamag, vous avez écrit :
Is there any possible way to unblock the sys.stdin.readline() call
from a different thread.
Something like sys.stdin.write() but that would actually work ...
something to put characters in the stdin...

Do you mean setting stdin in non-blocking mode ? On unix you can do it with
the fcntl module (you'll find more infos in the libc docs) :

fcntl.fcntl(sys.stdin, fcntl.F_SETFL, os.O_NONBLOCK)

and catch IOErrors with errno = EAGAIN. But I don't know how to do it in a
portable way, suggestions welcome :)

Cédric Lucantis

Thanks for the advice that's a way of solving my problem, but I really
need a portable way of doing it...

The application I’m build is meant to be run in more platforms than
Unix ... so I really need a portable way of doing that or something
else that unblocks the read call in the stdin
Twisted supports asynchronous handling of stdin on both POSIX and Windows.

See and under the Miscellaenous section at

Jun 27 '08 #1
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