Qore Programming Language Reference Manual  0.8.13.6
Qore::InputStream Class Referenceabstract

This class defines an abstract interface for input streams. More...

Inheritance diagram for Qore::InputStream:

Public Member Functions

 constructor ()
 Constructor. More...
 
abstract int peek ()
 Peeks the next byte available from the input stream; returns -1 if no more data available. More...
 
abstract *binary read (int limit)
 Reads bytes (up to a specified limit) from the input stream; returns NOTHING if there are no more bytes in the stream. More...
 

Detailed Description

This class defines an abstract interface for input streams.

Classes inheriting this class can be used to read bytes from various sources.

See also
StreamReader for a class that can be used to read various kinds of data from an InputStream
Note
stream classes are not designed to be accessed from multiple threads; they have been implemented without locking for fast and efficient use when used from a single thread. For methods that would be unsafe to use in another thread, any use of such methods in threads other than the thread where the constructor was called will cause a STREAM-THREAD-ERROR to be thrown.
Since
Qore 0.8.13

Member Function Documentation

◆ constructor()

Qore::InputStream::constructor ( )

Constructor.

Used by subclasses defined in the Qore programming language.

◆ peek()

abstract int Qore::InputStream::peek ( )
pure virtual

Peeks the next byte available from the input stream; returns -1 if no more data available.

Returns
the next byte available from the input stream or -1 if no more data is available
Example:
int nextByte = is.peek();

Implemented in Qore::StringInputStream, Qore::BinaryInputStream, Qore::FileInputStream, Qore::EncodingConversionInputStream, Qore::TransformInputStream, and Qore::PipeInputStream.

◆ read()

abstract *binary Qore::InputStream::read ( int  limit)
pure virtual

Reads bytes (up to a specified limit) from the input stream; returns NOTHING if there are no more bytes in the stream.

Parameters
limitthe maximum number of bytes to read
Returns
the read bytes (the length is between 1 and `limit` inclusive) or NOTHING if no more bytes are available
Example:
*binary b;
while (b = is.read(10)) {
printf("Read: %y\n", b);
}

Implemented in Qore::StringInputStream, Qore::BinaryInputStream, Qore::FileInputStream, Qore::EncodingConversionInputStream, Qore::TransformInputStream, and Qore::PipeInputStream.