[erlang-questions] Line Receiver example?

Oscar Hellström oscar@REDACTED
Mon Apr 27 18:37:34 CEST 2009

Hi Jarrod,

I guess what you're looking for is the packet option for sockets. In
case you're using a TCP socket you can either open your listen socket
with the option {packet, line}, gen_tcp:listen(Port, [{packet, line}]),
or you can set it to line based parsing later by issuing
inet:setopts(Socket, [{packet, line}]). In case of UDP you need to open
the socket with gen_upd:open(Port, [{packet, line}]). inet:setopts/2
will also work for a UDP socket.

Jarrod Roberson wrote:
> I am desperately trying to convert the example code from the SHOUTCast
> server example in the Programming Erlang book to call a function on
> every line received instead of the way it works in the book.
> I am coming from using the Twisted framework for Python and trying to
> port some applications, Twisted has a "Line Receiver" protocol that
> calls a function when every line is detected.
> It makes writing basic protocols very easy. I have been unsuccessful
> in trying to accomplish the same thing with Erlang.
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