Wishlist: non-callback interface #12

telent opened this Issue May 20, 2011 · 0 comments


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telent commented May 20, 2011

I'd like to incorporate inotifiers into an application that has its own event loop based on Kernel.select. The #to_io method is great as far as it goes in that I can tell when new inotify events have been sent by the system, but to retrieve and parse them involves a dance with callbacks: I'd have to write a callback which saves them somewhere, call #process to call it, and then inspect the saved events when control returns from #process to my own code again.

It would be much cleaner if I could just call #get_events directly, but at present that seems to be an internal-use-only method. Would you consider making it or something very like it part of the official interface?

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