Re: Question about GTK+ and timers

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Igor Korot <ikorot01 gmail com> wrote:

>> Now you can hook up a call-back:
>>    RxEventSrc = g_io_add_watch ( hFile, G_IO_IN, HandleAsyncRx, (gpointer)Instance );
> But isn't it the same as registering the timer?

not at all.

> And this is done the same way as the timer: it creates thread and
> performs this function in it, right?

not at all. your callback is executed in the thread running the event
loop but not based on a timer - based on when actual data arrives from
the serial port.


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