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async_read (5 of 8 overloads)

Start an asynchronous operation to read a certain amount of data from a stream.

template<
    typename AsyncReadStream,
    typename Allocator,
    typename ReadToken = DEFAULT>
DEDUCED async_read(
    AsyncReadStream & s,
    basic_streambuf< Allocator > & b,
    ReadToken && token = DEFAULT);

This function is used to asynchronously read a certain number of bytes of data from a stream. It is an initiating function for an asynchronous operation, and always returns immediately. The asynchronous operation will continue until one of the following conditions is true:

This operation is implemented in terms of zero or more calls to the stream's async_read_some function, and is known as a composed operation. The program must ensure that the stream performs no other read operations (such as async_read, the stream's async_read_some function, or any other composed operations that perform reads) until this operation completes.

Parameters

s

The stream from which the data is to be read. The type must support the AsyncReadStream concept.

b

A basic_streambuf object into which the data will be read. Ownership of the streambuf is retained by the caller, which must guarantee that it remains valid until the completion handler is called.

token

The completion token that will be used to produce a completion handler, which will be called when the read completes. Potential completion tokens include use_future, use_awaitable, yield_context, or a function object with the correct completion signature. The function signature of the completion handler must be:

void handler(
  // Result of operation.
  const boost::system::error_code& error,

  // Number of bytes copied into the buffers. If an error
  // occurred, this will be the number of bytes successfully
  // transferred prior to the error.
  std::size_t bytes_transferred
);

Regardless of whether the asynchronous operation completes immediately or not, the completion handler will not be invoked from within this function. On immediate completion, invocation of the handler will be performed in a manner equivalent to using post.

Completion Signature
void(boost::system::error_code, std::size_t)
Remarks

This overload is equivalent to calling:

boost::asio::async_read(
    s, b,
    boost::asio::transfer_all(),
    handler);
Per-Operation Cancellation

This asynchronous operation supports cancellation for the following cancellation_type values:

if they are also supported by the AsyncReadStream type's async_read_some operation.


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