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Subject: Re: [boost] [MPI?] which API should i use for this?
From: Schrader, Glenn (gschrad_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-08 15:47:38

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> On Behalf Of David M. Cotter
> Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 3:19 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] [MPI?] which API should i use for this?
> I have a need to send an "event" to the "main thread's event loop".
> this may be done from a preemptive thread, a cooperative thread, a
> timer, or even the main thread itself. i want it to be posted into
> the event stream and handled in the order that events get processed on
> the main thread.
> would i use 'MPI'? or 'interprocess'? or is there a 'thread' way to
> do this?
> if it's MPI, what would be the right call?
> i'm coming from Mac land where i have traditionally used
> PostEventToQueue()

Before I start please understand that I don't have any experience programming OS X. Even so, PostEventToQueue appears to be part of the OS X "carbon" API. There are similar sorts of event posting functions as part of the GUI frameworks in both MS Windows and X windows but AFAIK boost doesn't directly support any of the sorts of event notifications that are tied into the windowing system. However, maybe a combination of the threadpool library and/or the signals2 library would fit your needs.


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