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interface Deno.ReaderSync

An abstract interface which when implemented provides an interface to read bytes into an array buffer synchronously.


readSync(p: Uint8Array): number | null

Reads up to p.byteLength bytes into p. It resolves to the number of bytes read (0 < n <= p.byteLength) and rejects if any error encountered. Even if readSync() returns n < p.byteLength, it may use all of p as scratch space during the call. If some data is available but not p.byteLength bytes, readSync() conventionally returns what is available instead of waiting for more.

When readSync() encounters end-of-file condition, it returns EOF (null).

When readSync() encounters an error, it throws with an error.

Callers should always process the n > 0 bytes returned before considering the EOF (null). Doing so correctly handles I/O errors that happen after reading some bytes and also both of the allowed EOF behaviors.

Implementations should not retain a reference to p.

Use itereateReaderSync from from std/streams/iterate_reader.ts to turn a ReaderSync into an Iterator.