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From: Hans Malherbe (hans.malherbe_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-24 04:04:24

Don G skryf:

>That makes sense, and I have used that feature before. The hard part
>about putting this technique to use in a library is that it makes
>requirements on the behavior of main: it must be in an alertable
>wait. If I recall correctly, GetMessage/PeekMessage are not

I like the way the ACE library handles this. You have a choice of two
architectural patterns: Reactor and proactor.
Reactor makes your service "reactive" by serially demultiplexing
events synchronously (Proactor has mutliple threads ready to do work).
To start handling events you call "handle_events". You don't really
care if the call puts your thread in an alertable wait or not. That would
depend on whether the reactor uses the Select_Reactor or WFMO_Reactor

These patterns nicely decouple event demuxing and dispatching from all
the other processing.
Hugo Duncan's Giallo project uses them also.


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