A stream backed by a socket. You cannot directly create such a stream; instead, use ACCESS.stream for
an outbound connection; for an inbound connection, the stream is automatically created by the
SOCKET_SERVER and passed to its handlers.
Skip all separators (see is_separator of class CHARACTER) and make the first non-separator
available in last_character.
This non-separator character is pushed back into the stream (see
unread_character) to be available one more time (the next read_character will consider this
non-separator). When end_of_input occurs, this process is automatically stopped.
% Make the result available in last_string
common buffer. The end of line character (usually '%N') is not added in the last_string buffer.
Read tutorial or io cluster documentation to learn the read_line usage pattern.
Read a word using is_separator of class CHARACTER.
The result is available in the last_string
common buffer. Heading separators are automatically skipped. Trailing separators are not skipped
(last_character is left on the first one). If end_of_input is encountered, Result can be the
Try to skip enough characters in order to reach the keyword which is skipped too.
keyword is not in the remainder of this stream, the process is stopped as soon as end_of_input
occurs. As for skip_separators the following character of the keyword is available in
last_character and not yet read.