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zero — Create and manipulate zero channels

Synopsis

package require Tcl

package require memchan

zero

Description

The command described here is only available in a not-yet released version of the package. Use the CVS to get the sources.

zero
creates a zero channel which absorbs everything written into it. Reading from a zero channel will return the requested number of null bytes. These channels are essentially Tcl-specific variants of the zero device for unixoid operating systems (/dev/zero). Transferring the generated channel between interpreters is possible but does not make much sense.

Options

Memory channels created by zero provide one additional option to set or query.

-delay ?milliseconds?
A zero channel is always writable and readable. This means that all fileevent-handlers will fire continuously. To avoid starvation of other event sources the events raised by this channel type have a configurable delay. This option is set in milliseconds and defaults to 5.

See Also

fifo, fifo2, memchan, null, random

Keywords

channel, i/o, in-memory channel, null, zero

Info

2.2 Memory channels