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AnyEvent::Impl::Glib(3pm)				User Contributed Perl Documentation				 AnyEvent::Impl::Glib(3pm)

AnyEvent::Impl::Glib - AnyEvent adaptor for Glib SYNOPSIS
use AnyEvent; use Glib; # this module gets loaded automatically as required DESCRIPTION
This module provides transparent support for AnyEvent. You don't have to do anything to make Glib work with AnyEvent except by loading Glib before creating the first AnyEvent watcher. Glib is probably the most inefficient event loop that has ever seen the light of the world: Glib not only scans all its watchers (really, ALL of them, whether I/O-related, timer-related or what not) during each loop iteration, it also does so multiple times and rebuilds the poll list for the kernel each time again, dynamically even. On the positive side, and most importantly, Glib generally works correctly, no quarrels there. If you create many watchers (as in: more than two), you might consider one of the Glib::EV, EV::Glib or Glib::Event modules that map Glib to other, more efficient, event loops. This module uses the default Glib main context for all its watchers. SEE ALSO
AnyEvent, Glib. AUTHOR
Marc Lehmann <> perl v5.14.2 2012-04-08 AnyEvent::Impl::Glib(3pm)

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AnyEvent::Impl::IOAsync(3pm)				User Contributed Perl Documentation			      AnyEvent::Impl::IOAsync(3pm)

AnyEvent::Impl::IOAsync - AnyEvent adaptor for IO::Async SYNOPSIS
use AnyEvent; use IO::Async::Loop; # optionally set another event loop use AnyEvent::Impl::IOAsync; my $loop = new IO::Async::Loop; AnyEvent::Impl::IOAsync::set_loop $loop; DESCRIPTION
This module provides support for IO::Async as AnyEvent backend. It supports I/O, timers, signals and child process watchers. Idle watchers are emulated. I/O watchers need to dup their fh because IO::Async only supports IO handles, not plain file descriptors. PROBLEMS WITH IO
::Async This section had a long list of problems and shortcomings that made it almost impossible to support IO::Async. With version 0.33 of IO::Async, however, most of these have been fixed, so IO::Async can now be used as easily as many other loops. There are a few remaining problems that require emulation or workarounds: No support for multiple watchers per event In most (all? documentation?) cases you cannot have multiple watchers for the same event (what's the point of having all these fancy notifier classes when you cannot have multiple notifiers for the same event? That's like only allowing one timer per second or so...). For I/O watchers, AnyEvent has to dup() every file handle, as IO::Async fails to support the same or different file handles pointing to the same fd (the good thing is that it is documented, but why not fix it instead?). Apart from these fatal flaws, there are a number of unpleasent properties that just need some mentioning: Confusing and misleading names Another rather negative point about this module family is its name, which is deeply confusing: Despite the "async" in the name, IO::Async only does synchronous I/O, there is nothing "asynchronous" about it whatsoever (when I first heard about it, I thought, "wow, a second async I/O module, what does it do compared to IO::AIO", and was somehow set back when I learned that the only "async" aspect of it is the name). Inconsistent, incomplete and convoluted API Implementing AnyEvent's rather simple timers on top of IO::Async's timers was a nightmare (try implementing a timer with configurable interval and delay value...). The method naming is chaotic: "watch_child" creates a child watcher, but "watch_io" is an internal method; "detach_signal" removes a signal watcher, but "detach_child" forks a subprocess and so on). Unpleasant surprises on GNU/Linux When you develop your program on FreeBSD and run it on GNU/Linux, you might have unpleasant surprises, as IO::Async::Loop will by default use IO::Async::Loop::Epoll, which is incompatible with "fork", so your network server will run into spurious and very hard to debug problems under heavy load, as IO::Async forks a lot of processes, e.g. for DNS resolution. It would be better if IO::Async would only load "safe" backends by default (or fix the epoll backend to work in the presence of fork, which admittedly is hard - EV does it for you, and also does not use unsafe backends by default). On the positive side, performance with IO::Async is quite good even in my very demanding eyes. SEE ALSO
AnyEvent, IO::Async. AUTHOR
Marc Lehmann <> Paul Evans <> Rewrote the backend for IO::Async version 0.33. perl v5.14.2 2012-04-08 AnyEvent::Impl::IOAsync(3pm)
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