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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • It requires perl 5.8 though (for ExtUtils::Constant).

    Why so? If ExtUtils::Constant isn't buggy, then I thought that it worked safely as far back as 5.005. You ship a pair of source files to fall back on if the user doesn't have it installed (which means that they can't tweak the list of defined cosntants) but anyone who does have it installed can tweak to their hearts content. Well, that was the plan. See Time-HiRes [cpan.org] for an example of the fallback mechanism.

    • Just laziness. I do this stuff for work rather than for the benefit of the community now. Looks like a simple work around though.

      I should also send you some doc patches for ExtUtils::Constant - the docs suck :-)
  • I think it's great that you're working on IO::KQueue (and I think the name is fine, in the vein of IO::Select and IO::Poll).

    I've been quite happy with Event::Lib as a wrapper around various IO polling mechanisms (and although I don't use a system that supports kqueue, I hear libevent doesn't mind using it).

    Was there something keeping you from using Event::Lib? The external library dependancy? I'm just curious, and like to hear about the selection process from others.

    Congrats on settling in, I've been d
    • It's a number of things really - primarily that libevent is just more stuff than I need, and my code all integrates with Danga::Socket which uses low level calls to epoll/poll (and now kqueue) rather than going through another abstraction layer.

      Also I know some people more knowledgeable than I am about this stuff who don't have high opinions of libevent :-)