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       "IO::Async::Protocol::Stream" - base class for stream-based protocols


       Most likely this class will be subclassed to implement a particular network protocol.

        package Net::Async::HelloWorld;

        use strict;
        use warnings;
        use base qw( IO::Async::Protocol::Stream );

        sub on_read
           my $self = shift;
           my ( $buffref, $eof ) = @_;

           return 0 unless $$buffref =~ s/^(.*)\n//;
           my $line = $1;

           if( $line =~ m/^HELLO (.*)/ ) {
              my $name = $1;

              $self->invoke_event( on_hello => $name );

           return 1;

        sub send_hello
           my $self = shift;
           my ( $name ) = @_;

           $self->write( "HELLO $name\n" );

       This small example elides such details as error handling, which a real protocol
       implementation would be likely to contain.


       This subclass of IO::Async::Protocol is intended to stand as a base class for implementing
       stream-based protocols. It provides an interface similar to IO::Async::Stream, primarily,
       a "write" method and an "on_read" event handler.

       It contains an instance of an IO::Async::Stream object which it uses for actual
       communication, rather than being a subclass of it, allowing a level of independence from
       the actual stream being used. For example, the stream may actually be an
       IO::Async::SSLStream to allow the protocol to be used over SSL.

       As with IO::Async::Stream, it is required that by the time the protocol object is added to
       a Loop, that it either has an "on_read" method, or has been configured with an "on_read"
       callback handler.


       The following events are invoked, either using subclass methods or CODE references in

   $ret = on_read \$buffer, $eof
       The event handlers are invoked identically to IO::Async::Stream.

       The "on_closed" handler is optional, but if provided, will be invoked after the stream is
       closed by either side (either because the "close()" method has been invoked on it, or on
       an incoming EOF).


       The following named parameters may be passed to "new" or "configure":

   on_read => CODE
   on_read_eof => CODE
   on_write_eof => CODE
       CODE references for the events.

   handle => IO
       A shortcut for the common case where the transport only needs to be a plain
       IO::Async::Stream object. If this argument is provided without a "transport" object, a new
       IO::Async::Stream object will be built around the given IO handle, and used as the


          $protocol->write( $data )

       Writes the given data by calling the "write" method on the contained transport stream.

          $protocol->connect( %args )

       Sets up a connection to a peer, and configures the underlying "transport" for the
       Protocol. Calls IO::Async::Protocol "connect" with "socktype" set to "stream".


       Paul Evans <>