||API for executing callbacks on events and timeouts
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||29 APR 2017, 07:02:50 UTC
||The libevent API provides a mechanism to execute a callback function when
a specific event occurs on a file descriptor or after a timeout has been
reached. Furthermore, libevent also support callbacks due to signals or
libevent is meant to replace the event loop found in event driven network
servers. An application just needs to call event_dispatch() and then add
or remove events dynamically without having to change the event loop.
Currently, libevent supports /dev/poll, kqueue(2), event ports, select(2),
poll(2) and epoll(4). The internal event mechanism is completely
independent of the exposed event API, and a simple update of libevent can
provide new functionality without having to redesign the applications. As
a result, Libevent allows for portable application development and provides
the most scalable event notification mechanism available on an operating
system. Libevent can also be used for multi-threaded applications.
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