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websocket::stream::async_read_some (2 of 2 overloads)

Read some message data asynchronously.

    class MutableBufferSequence,
    class ReadHandler = net::default_completion_token_t<                executor_type>>
    MutableBufferSequence const& buffers,
    ReadHandler&& handler = net::default_completion_token_t< executor_type >{});

This function is used to asynchronously read some message data.

This call always returns immediately. The asynchronous operation will continue until one of the following conditions is true:

The algorithm, known as a composed asynchronous operation, is implemented in terms of calls to the next layer's async_read_some and async_write_some functions. The program must ensure that no other calls to read, read_some, async_read, or async_read_some are performed until this operation completes.

Received message data is appended to the buffer. The functions got_binary and got_text may be used to query the stream and determine the type of the last received message.

Until the operation completes, the implementation will read incoming control frames and handle them automatically as follows:

Pong frames and close frames sent by the implementation while the read operation is outstanding do not prevent the application from also writing message data, sending pings, sending pongs, or sending close frames.





A buffer sequence to write message data into. The previous contents of the buffers will be overwritten, starting from the beginning. The implementation will make copies of this object as needed, but but ownership of the underlying memory is not transferred. The caller is responsible for ensuring that the memory locations pointed to by the buffer sequence remain valid until the completion handler is called.


The completion handler to invoke when the operation completes. The implementation takes ownership of the handler by performing a decay-copy. The equivalent function signature of the handler must be:

void handler(
    error_code const & ec,       // Result of operation
    std::size_t bytes_written   // Number of bytes written to the buffers

If the handler has an associated immediate executor, an immediate completion will be dispatched to it. Otherwise, the handler will not be invoked from within this function. Invocation of the handler will be performed by dispatching to the immediate executor. If no immediate executor is specified, this is equivalent to using net::post.

Per-Operation Cancellation

This asynchronous operation supports cancellation for the following net::cancellation_type values:

totalcancellation succeeds if the operation is suspended due to ongoing control operations such as a ping/pong.

terminal cancellation succeeds when supported by the underlying stream.

terminal cancellation leaves the stream in an undefined state, so that only closing it is guaranteed to succeed.