[Python-Dev] Towards native fileevents in Python (Was Re: Python multiplexing is too hard)

Moshe Zadka Moshe Zadka <moshez@math.huji.ac.il>
Tue, 23 May 2000 08:27:12 +0300 (IDT)

On Mon, 22 May 2000, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> Can we cut the name-calling?

Hey, what's life without a MS bashing now and then <wink>?

> Vwait seems to be part of the Tcl event model.  Maybe we would need to
> think about an event model for Python?  On the other hand, Python is
> at the mercy of the event model of whatever GUI package it is using --
> which could be Tk, or wxWindows, or Gtk, or native Windows, or native
> MacOS, or any of a number of other event models.

But that's sort of the point: Python needs a non-GUI event model, to 
use with daemons which need to handle many files. Every GUI package
would have its own event model, and Python will have one event model
that's not tied to a GUI package. 

that-only-proves-we-have-a-problem-ly y'rs, Z.
Moshe Zadka <moshez@math.huji.ac.il>
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