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From: art yerkes <ayerkes@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] unbuffered input
On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 12:11:57 -0400
Alan Schmitt <alan.schmitt@polytechnique.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I've been looking at this for about one hour, and I seem to get stuck: 
> how can I do unbuffered input in caml ? I want a program to block until 
> a char is entered. I tried input_char and Unix.read (without 
> and with Unix.select), to no avail. I do not know if it is caml, the 
> libc, or the terminal that is buffering.
> 
> Any hint on how to do this ?
> 
> Thanks a lot,
> 
> Alan Schmitt
> 

You need to turn off c_icanon using Unix.tcsetattr.  It's the terminal driver
that does the buffering.

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