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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] signals2
From: tim_at_[hidden]
Date: 2018-10-04 14:31:38


I've raised my issue here before, but failed to express it with sufficient
clarity. I'm writing an editor for a MIDI device, so have a c++ class that
has members for each parameter in the device. In my constructor I cause MIDI
messages to be generated that query the hardware to get its current
parameter values, so you can imagine a function like:

Void QueryParameter( unsigned int nParameterNumber);

The only means of receiving values back from the hardware is via a callback
implemented by the MIDI library I'm using and the manufacturer tells me that
I should do as follows:

// Wait for the callback to deliver a value for parameter 1
// Wait again

Failing to wait causes loss of data due to buffer overruns.

I was wondering if I could use slots and signals to achieve this behaviour,
with my existing callback filling slots and QueryParameter() being modified
to wait for the combiner to be triggered.

Is my understanding anything near sane?

Best wishes.

Tim Burgess

-----Original Message-----
From: Boost-users <boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden]> On Behalf Of Michael
Powell via Boost-users
Sent: 04 October 2018 15:17
To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
Cc: Michael Powell <mwpowellhtx_at_[hidden]>
Subject: Re: [Boost-users] signals2

On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 9:51 AM Tim Burgess via Boost-users
<boost-users_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi,
> A friend pointed me at this library, as it may solve a problem for me.

Which problem is?

> Am I correct in thinking that a signal can be activated once all of its
slots are filled and not before?

It's been awhile since I last used Boost and/or Signals2... But if memory
serves, it is the C++ analog to C# events and event handlers.

I'm not sure what you mean "activated". In event terms, raising the event,

My understanding is that you can raise the event, but there does not
necessarily need to be an event handler on the other end of the callback.
Although, from my experience designing event driven systems, there usually
is, I think.

> Best wishes.
> Tim Burgess
> Raised Bar Ltd.
> E: tim_at_[hidden]
> M: +44 (0)7989 486976
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