|Summary:||New port: the Equeue OCaml library|
|Product:||Ports & Packages||Reporter:||David JULIEN <david.julien>|
|Component:||Individual Port(s)||Assignee:||freebsd-ports-bugs (Nobody) <ports-bugs>|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me|
Description David JULIEN 2004-07-22 10:50:08 UTC
Equeue contains a generic implementation of queues of events of any type, and a specific implementation of queues of file descriptor events. The generic module allows to associate an event queue with an event source, and one or several event handlers. The event source generates new events that are triggered from the outer world. The handlers consume events, but it is allowed that handlers also generate events. The module for file descriptor events already defines an event source; this source watches registered file descriptors and produces events if a descriptor wants to deliver data, or if a descriptor is ready to accept data. As in the generic module, the handlers consume the events. The concept of engines is suggested to construct event-driven programs in a systematic way. There are already a number of basic engines (polling, copying, connecting with a network service, accepting connections, SOCKS), and a number of operations for engines (sequential execution, synchronization). It is possible to let Equeue cooperate with the event queue implementation of Tcl. Now, also the Shell library is included in the Equeue distribution.
Comment 1 Tilman Keskinoz 2004-07-23 07:16:48 UTC
Class Changed From-To: maintainer-update->change-request New ports are change-requests
Comment 2 Thierry Thomas 2004-12-28 22:38:51 UTC
State Changed From-To: open->closed New port added, thanks! Note: with some modifications. Question: since tcl-8.4 already is a dependence of ocaml, would'nt it be better to define WITH_EQUEUE_TCL by default?