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guile.info: Reading

From: Alex Schroeder
Subject: guile.info: Reading
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 15:07:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090004 (Oort Gnus v0.04) Emacs/20.7

The documentation for drain-input is confusing -- or I am easily
confused being a Scheme newbie.  :)

 - primitive: drain-input port
     Drain PORT's read buffers (including any pushed-back characters)
     and return the content as a single string.

Here we see that the file "players" is not empty:

guile> (call-with-input-file "players" read-line)

This is what I get when I call drain-input:

guile> (call-with-input-file "players" drain-input)

What I expected -- based on the documentation -- that drain-input
would read until the end of the file.  The result would have been:


So something in the documentation is not right.  What is "content"
referring to?

Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love.
        -- Turkish proverb

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