[zeromq-dev] Polling API

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Thu Apr 15 19:42:32 CEST 2010

Nicholas Piël wrote:
> On Apr 15, 2010, at 6:43 PM, Martin Sustrik wrote:
>>>> //  Getting events.
>>>> int zmq_poller_event (void *poller, zmq_poll_item_t *item, int *events, 
>>>> void **hint);
>>> So, "Getting events" is the part that actually performs the poll operation?
>>> Or is that missing here?
>> Yes. The point here is to return the events one by one. If there are no 
>> events to return, it will wait for one. If there is at least one event, 
>> one of the will be chosen to be returned.
> I think we need an option to specify a maximum timeout as well, it would otherwise be difficult to integrate it in an event loop. 

Oops! Forgot about it. Your are right.

>>>> Maybe zmq_pollset would be more appropriate than zmq_poller?
>>> I vote for zmq_pollset, definitely.
>> I like 'pollset' better myself.
> +1 

Looks like there's almost a concensus on pollset being better than poller.


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