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Re: commands for un-logged in users

> At 11:34 AM 3/26/96 PST, Seth I. Rich wrote:
> >Is there a way to flush the input buffer within verb code (so it can go into
> >$guest:disfunc or :defer or somewhere sensible)?
> >
On Tue, 26 Mar 1996 wrote:
> force_input(guest, connection_option(guest, "flush-command")) comes to mind,
> but that might not work.
According to the changelog:

	 if a raw line of input is equal to that connection's flush
   command, then all pending input on the connection is flushed and a message
   is printed back to the connection describing what happened.

This suggests to me that force_command is unnecessary, so just 
(connection_option(guest, "flush-command"))() ;

...might do it.  Two problems:

(1) That resulting 'hey, I flushed your input' message is multiline and
might confuse a poor guest, and there is no way to customize (i.e.
eliminate) it from within the db. 

(2)  A connection need not have a flush command, although it does by 
default.  You can set the flush command to be null, however.


if (cmd = connection_option(guest, "flush-command"))
		(cmd)() ;


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