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Re: Using glib's g_file_monitor_file and g_file_monitor_directory

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Using glib's g_file_monitor_file and g_file_monitor_directory
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 09:02:06 -0700
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On 05/28/13 08:33, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> What are the advantages of combining them?  The uses and the use-cases
> are quite different, it seems.

I'm thinking about this at a fairly low level, not at the Lisp level.
At the low level, Emacs is often best thought of as an event handler,
where events can be keyboard presses, file-change events, process-change
events, and so forth.  And glib uses a similar mechanism to handle
file-change and process-change events.  So it seems natural to
think about how these should be unified rather than kept separate,
independently of how they're used.

I don't have anything specific in mind, as far as implementation goes;
I was just looking for a bit of advice, from someone who knows more
about glib than I do.

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