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Re: Comments on ‘wip-nio’

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Comments on ‘wip-nio’
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:50:33 +0200
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Andy Wingo <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Wed 21 Mar 2012 23:39, address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>> I had a quick look at ‘wip-nio’, and here are initial comments.
> Thanks for the feedback!
>>   • epoll is Linux-specific.  Any idea how a more multi-platform API
>>     could be provided?  I guess libevent could be used, but we don’t
>>     want to add one more dependency in 2.0.  How much is (ice-9 nio)
>>     dependent on epoll vs. poll, for instance?
> It's possible to write a compatibility wrapper.  Note that not all
> platforms have poll either; mingw being a notable example.

Yes.  I mean, it would be best if the API were OS-independent, so that
more implementations of it can be added eventually.

Thanks for the rest of the explanations, I’ll jump to the new branch
now.  :-)


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