read-partial ( n -- seq )
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Vocabulary
io

Inputs and outputs
nan integer
seqa byte-array, a string, or f


Word description
Reads at most n elements from input-stream and returns them in a sequence. This word should be used instead of read when processing the entire element a chunk at a time, since on some stream implementations it may be slightly faster.

Definition