Re: GSource and file descriptors

On Fri, May 11, 2001 at 04:20:14PM -0400, Owen Taylor wrote:
> It's called g_io_channel_add_watch().

	Ok, didn't think of that.  I've generally avoided GIOChannel.
It sometime ago seemed clunky.

> I'd be hesitant, certainly. IO channel watches are the normal way to 
> do this.

	Right, I'll try that.
	On this and other subjects, I've been endeavouring to use the
online docs for this sort of stuff.  The GSource documentation is pretty
rough.  g_source_new and g_source_add_poll seemed pretty obvious for fd
related work, but almost nowhere did they mention the need to attach the
source to a certain GMainContext, let alone the g_source_attach
function.  Nor did they mention g_io_channel_add_watch() the common
	In addition, are there plans to add g_timeout and g_idle
versions that accept a non-default GMainContext?  I'm aware that the
default context is the common case, but that doesn't mean a user should
have to go through all of the GSource rigamarole just to set a timeout
in thread #2.


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