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Re: anyone define port types?

From: William ML Leslie
Subject: Re: anyone define port types?
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:38:39 +1000

On 20 June 2016 at 06:09, Chris Vine <address@hidden> wrote:
> OK I am grateful for your patience in explaining this.  I need to think
> about it, but while this works where all events come from user-derived
> events, I doubt that this would work with guile-gnome and the glib main
> loop in the round, because for gtk+ to function the glib main loop must
> block within glib's own internal call to the poll() and not within the
> guile prompt, or gdk and other events will jam up.  You would probably
> need to run the glib main loop in its own (pthread) thread, about which
> you have previously given dire warnings so far as guile as it currently
> stands is concerned.
> As I say, I really need to think more about this and look further at
> the code.  I may well be missing something.

If the event loop is external as you suggested, you could use a
different implementation of the loop that used g_io_add_watch and
returned to the glib mainloop when you're in a glib or gtk

William Leslie

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