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Re: unbuffered input
Phil Edwards wrote:
> [let's move this off of gcc@ to libstdc++@, followups set]
> On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 06:48:07PM -0400, Phil Edwards wrote:
>>In your first message you said you'd tried setbuf, by which I assume you mean
> Actually, looking at basic_filebuf::setbuf(), I bet I can answer this: Nothing.
> We're supposed to be checking "whether any I/O has occurred on the stream,"
> according to the standard, but we're actually only checking whether the
> buffer is open. And for cin's buffer, that will always be true.
> So you're probably seeing a single character in the buffer all the time,
> "david rasmussen" "c" "openhagen, denmark"
I've wondered about this for a year now... I knew it was a bug in gcc.
So, will I have to file a problem report? When do you think this will be
fixed, and more importantly, is there some sort of quick fix, either a
workaround, or maybe a patch that will actually make the buffer work