role IO::Socket

Network socket

role IO::Socket { ... }

IO::Socket contains read and write methods for sockets. It is usually used through IO::Socket::INET.

Methods

method recv

method recv(IO::Socket:D: Cool $elems = Inf:$bin)

Receive a packet and return it, either as a Blob if :bin was passed, or a Str if not. Receives up to $elems or 65535 (whichever is smaller) bytes or characters.

Fails if the socket is not connected.

method read

method read(IO::Socket:D: Int(Cool$bytes)

Reads $bytes bytes from the socket and returns them in a Blob.

Fails if the socket is not connected.

method print

method print(IO::Socket:D: Str(Cool$string)

Writes the supplied string to the socket, thus sending it to other end of the connection. The binary version is method write.

Fails if the socket is not connected.

method write

method write(IO::Socket:D: Blob:D $buf)

Writes the supplied buffer to the socket, thus sending it to other end of the connection. The string version is method print.

Fails if the socket is not connected.

method put

method put(IO::Socket:D: Str(Cool$string)

Writes the supplied string, with a \n appended to it, to the socket, thus sending it to other end of the connection.

Fails if the socket is not connected.

method close

method close(IO::Socket:D)

Closes the socket.

Fails if the socket is not connected.

method native-descriptor

method native-descriptor()

This returns a value that the operating system would understand as a "socket descriptor" and is suitable for passing to a native function that requires a socket descriptor as an argument such as setsockopt.

Type graph

Type relations for IO::Socket
perl6-type-graph IO::Socket IO::Socket Mu Mu Any Any Any->Mu IO::Socket::INET IO::Socket::INET IO::Socket::INET->IO::Socket IO::Socket::INET->Any

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