Posix.Fd questions

Simon Marlow simonmar@microsoft.com
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 10:17:08 +0100

> 1) Is the Posix stuff for doing IO operations on Fd in the=20
> new hierarchy?

Not yet.

>  If so where?

The current plan is to put it in its own System.Posix (or possibly
System.Unix) sub-hierarchy.

> If not about when will it be there?

When someone gets around to doing it :-)

>  (I'm wondering when I should=20
> schedule the job of changing over all
> the imports in our existing source code to the new hierarchy.)
> 2) Is there any way of finding out whether an Fd you are=20
> reading from has characters available?

You can do a non-blocking read of a single character, or a select (not
sure if the Select library still works, though).