>>>>> "F" == "Firestone, Mark <- Technical Support" <mark.firestone / gossgraphic.co.uk>> writes:

F> How can I get my pages to work without the user having to do something at a
F> prompt (like press return)?  In Pascal, Wayne Conrad in his IO routines
F> provided me with a way of telling if there was something in the buffer, and
F> then reading it.  Ruby doesn't seem to do this.  Failing a way to handle
F> that, is there any way round this?

 Try to use IO::select if you want to know if you can read from a IO


Guy Decoux