This subroutine is called to read a file stream.


      PASS         <read_buffer>              FIELD            SHARE? Y
      PASS         <stream_name>              FIELD            SHARE? N
      PASS         <read_length>              FIELD            SHARE? Y
      GOSUB    --- .STREAM READ
      *        check for errors
      IF       --- .STREAM READ               NE


This subroutine is called to read a file stream previously opened for READ access via .STREAM OPEN.

The first two parameters are required, and the subroutine will CANCEL if they are are not all received. The <read_length> parameter is optional.

<read_buffer> contains the data read from <stream_name> (Required). This subroutine can read lines up to a maximum of 32000 characters long. This must be passed SHARED to return any data.

<stream_name> is the name of the previously opened stream (Required).

<read_length> is the number of bytes to read (optional). If not passed it will read up until the line termination character specified in .STREAM OPEN to a maximum of 32000 characters. If passed shared, it will return the number of characters actually read, however, you should set it back to 32000 before the next GOSUB --- .STREAM READ, otherwise this subroutine will only read that number of characters.

If --- .STREAM READ contains 'Data was truncated', it means the <read_buffer> field you passed was not large enough to contain all the data that was read. If --- .STREAM READ contains 'EOF', then there is no more data to be read.


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-- JeanNeron - 2012-01-23

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