Attempt to read a certain amount of data from a stream before returning.
template< typename SyncReadStream, typename MutableBufferSequence, typename CompletionCondition> std::size_t read( SyncReadStream & s, const MutableBufferSequence & buffers, CompletionCondition completion_condition, typename constraint< is_mutable_buffer_sequence< MutableBufferSequence >::value >::type = 0);
This function is used to read a certain number of bytes of data from a stream. The call will block until one of the following conditions is true:
This operation is implemented in terms of zero or more calls to the stream's read_some function.
The stream from which the data is to be read. The type must support the SyncReadStream concept.
One or more buffers into which the data will be read. The sum of the buffer sizes indicates the maximum number of bytes to read from the stream.
The function object to be called to determine whether the read operation is complete. The signature of the function object must be:
std::size_t completion_condition( // Result of latest read_some operation. const boost::system::error_code& error, // Number of bytes transferred so far. std::size_t bytes_transferred );
A return value of 0 indicates that the read operation is complete. A non-zero return value indicates the maximum number of bytes to be read on the next call to the stream's read_some function.
The number of bytes transferred.
Thrown on failure.
To read into a single data buffer use the
buffer function as follows:
boost::asio::read(s, boost::asio::buffer(data, size), boost::asio::transfer_at_least(32));
documentation for information on reading into multiple buffers in one go,
and how to use it with arrays, boost::array or std::vector.