For information on converting to InterSystems IRIS, see the
InterSystems IRIS Adoption Guide
and the InterSystems IRIS In-Place Conversion Guide,
both available on the WRC Distributions page (login required).
Inherited description: Read until pMaxReadLen chars are gotten or pTimeout expires
On return, if pTimeout is unchanged it means the full timeout period expired. If the timeout period expired and the returned string is shorter than pMaxReadLen, then AtEnd will be 1.
Inherited description: Read until pMaxReadLen chars are gotten, pTimeout expires, or a LineTerminator character is found.
On return, if pTimeout=0 it means no timeout occurred. If pTimeout=0 and the returned string contains the full pMaxReadLen characters, it means no LineTerminator was encountered yet, even if the following character would be a LineTerminator.
If pTimeout=0 and the returned string is shorter than pMaxReadLen, then either a LineTerminator or the End Of Stream (AtEnd = 1) was encountered.
If pLineTerminator is defined, then the line is read until one of the given characters is encountered. On return, pLineTerminator contains the encountered character(s) if any.