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stream-input-timeout

Arguments: simple-stream

This generic function returns the input timeout limit for simple-stream, which may be nil (no limit) or a positive integer noting how many seconds to wait for input before erroring because there is no input on the stream. See also the related stream-output-timeout.

Timeouts may be particularly useful for socket streams. The example is for demonstration only and is not recommended:

;; For demonstration only. Do not try this at home!
cl-user(3): (setf (stream-input-timeout *standard-output*) 3)

3
cl-user(4):  ;; we do not type anything and we get an error:
Error: #<stream-error @ #x10000e35692>
  [condition type: stream-error]

Restart actions (select using :continue):
 0: Return to Top Level (an "abort" restart).
 1: Abort entirely from this (lisp) process.
[1] cl-user(5): ;; repeated errors:
Error: #<stream-error @ #x10000e35692>
  [condition type: stream-error]

Restart actions (select using :continue):
 0: Return to Debug Level 1 (an "abort" restart).
 1: Return to Top Level (an "abort" restart).
 2: Abort entirely from this (lisp) process.
[2] cl-user(6): (setf (stream-input-timeout *standard-output*) nil)
    ;; we set the value back.

nil
[2] cl-user(7): :res
cl-user(8):  ;; no more errors.

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