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// Copyright (C) 2007 Olaf Till <olaf.till@uni-jena.de>

// This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
// it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
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// This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
// but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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#include <octave/oct.h>
#include <octave/load-save.h>
#include <octave/ls-oct-binary.h>
#include <octave/oct-stream.h>

DEFUN_DLD (__bw_psend__, args, , "psend (pd, var)\n\
The contents of 'var' is sent through the pipe stream 'pd'\n\
under the name 'psend_var'.\n\
The variable is coded in Octaves binary format,\n\
a header is included. It can be read by 'prcv ()'.\n\
\n\
This function may change and is internal to the parallel package.\n")
{
      octave_value retval;
      octave_value tc;

      if (args.length () != 2) {
            error ("__bw_psend__: two arguments required\n");
            return retval;
      }

      octave_stream os = octave_stream_list::lookup (args(0), "__bw_psend__");
      if (error_state) {
            error ("__bw_psend__: no valid file id\n");
            return retval;
      }
      if (os.is_open ()) {
            std::string mode = os.mode_as_string (os.mode ());
            if (mode == "r" || mode == "rb") {
                  error ("__bw_psend__: stream not writable\n");
                  return retval;
            }
#ifdef PATCHED_PIPE_CODE_15TH_JUNE_07
            // If I understood right, Octaves pipe-ids have been
            // patched (at 15th June 2007 ?) to show "wb" and "rb"
            // instead of "w" and "b".

            // 98: "b"
            if (! strchr (mode.c_str (), 98)) {
                  error ("__bw_psend__: stream not binary\n");
                  return retval;
            }
#endif
      }
      else {
            error ("__bw_psend__: stream not open\n");
            return retval;
      }

      std::ostream *tps = os.output_stream ();
      std::ostream& ps = *tps;
      write_header (ps, LS_BINARY);
      save_binary_data (ps, args(1), "psend_var", "", false, false);

      return retval;
}

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