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From: Carlo Wood (carlo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-09 19:52:51

On Tue, May 09, 2006 at 10:23:53PM +0000, Ryan Gallagher wrote:
> I do like being able to write:
> signal_registry::instance().register_handler(SIGINT,
> bind(&database_test_monitor::handle_interruption_and_exit, cref(*this), _1));

My ramblings on signals are on
Did you read the first paragraph of that (2.1)?

What I try to say there is that you can't expect to DO anything when a
signal occurs. At most you can increment an atomic counter, and that's it.

So, if you want an interface that allows call-backs (which I assume
&database_test_monitor::handle_interruption_and_exit is), then that
needs to be called later, when the application returns to the main loop.
As a result, you can't think about making a (portable) interface for
signals unless you provide that main loop - and that means, include
timing and I/O for files, sockets, pipes etc (which is what libcw is).

Anything simpler will make no sense imho.

Carlo Wood <carlo_at_[hidden]>

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