setReader - establish an action to be evaluated
each time input is available on a connection.
This differs from the original implementation
in that it uses a dedicated thread for each Reader
and so more control over the allocation of resources
for this reader is possible. Also, it is less likely
that another task will starve this thread of resources.
onExit = NULL,
Note that many of the arguments are document from the
thread() documentation since this
class (ReaderThread) inherits from
the connection on which to listen for
input. This is handled in the normal
fashion regarding automatic opening
and closing the stream/file descriptor.
- the function that takes the connection as an argument
to be called each time input is found on the
- a new thread is created that idly waits
until input is found on a file descriptor
and then evaluates a function for this connection.
The thread is added to the control of the
evaluator manager and if a
threadGroup object is supplied via the
group argument, the newly created
thread is appended to the list of its elements.
Last modified: Mon Feb 10 16:35:22 1997