[erlang-questions] line_delimiter option in gen_tcp

Peter Devoy peter.devoy@REDACTED
Thu Oct 17 15:11:17 CEST 2019

Hi list

TL;DR: can gen_tcp packets be terminated by null byte?

A few years ago I was looking at erlang for a pet project -- an XML socket
server for an old multiplayer Flash game.

The XML packets are terminated by null bytes and I swear I had gen_tcp
configured and working with {packet, line} and {line_delimiter, \00}.

Only now I can't find the code and gen_tcp does not appear to have a
documented or undocumented line_delimiter option. I can only find that
option referenced in inet.

Am I imagening the whole thing? Is there some way to achieve packet
delimitation by null byte using gen_tcp?

I am an erlang noob so any help would be much appreciated!


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