> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Putsch [mailto:putsch / mxim.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 4:17 PM
> To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
> Subject: Re: select on solaris
> 
> 
> > djberge / qwest.com writes:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: jeff Putsch [maito:putsch / mxim.com]
> > > This does not seem right. First, there is never any data 
> on the error
> > > object, so why is select saying there is? Second once the 
> end of the
> > > file is reached, why is select continuing to claim both 
> descriptors
> > > have data? I'm sure I'm doing something wrong...
> 
> > err is in IO object, it's not the data contained within the object.
> 
> I know err is an IO object. My choice of words was cleary poor. The 
> issue I'm having is #select takes an array of IO objects and should
> wait for data to become available on them. It then (should) returns an
> array of objects that are ready.
> 
> The behavior I'm observing is that it ALWAYS returns, claiming all my
> IO objects have data ready on them (even after an EOF on the IO
> object). The reality is not all the objects do. In the 
> example(s) I posted
> the "err" object should not have data at all, so it should 
> not be in the
> array of ready object, yet it is.
> 
> That, hopefully, better explains what I am seeing and why I 
> need advice
> on solving the problem.

Hmm..ok.  Without any testing on my own whatsoever, would testing against
empty? instead of nil? be a viable workaround?

I should get a chance to play with this more tomorrow.

Regards,

Dan