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Re: [bug-gawk] Adding an API hook to enable a select extension

From: Andrew J. Schorr
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] Adding an API hook to enable a select extension
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 10:41:40 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 05:32:27PM +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > From: Aharon Robbins <address@hidden>
> > Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 15:33:23 +0300
> > Cc: address@hidden
> > 
> > I don't have answers to the questions about dispatching mechanisms. There
> > is the (originally) System V poll() interface but I don't think we
> > should go there - select is likely to be the most available.
> Aren't there higher-level abstractions than 'select' and 'poll'?

I am not aware of any standards for higher-level abstractions.  There
are certainly some libraries to choose from, such as libevent and


I personally use poll and select in many of my C programs and have not tried
libevent or libev.  I think we will still need the same API hooks to implement
select or higher-level solutions.


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