[R-SIG-Finance] [R-sig-finance] Fwd: Question on multiple sessions...

Daniel Cegielka daniel.cegielka at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 18:07:03 CET 2009

Jeff Ryan pisze:

> readBin on *nix when non-blocking will return a character(0) (or
> whatever you request) when _nothing_ is available to read.  That is
> testable and logical.  On Windows (this is the point related to
> cross-platform) it returns garbage.  No way to test/etc.  Additionally
> you are limited by nul terminated strings in R's processing.  There
> are workarounds, but they are just that.
> This is all within the context of IBrokers mind you, other connections
> will be different in terms of requirements.  IB uses simple
> nul-terminated character messages.


So if I understand this code...


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