[Spread-users] how to check for available messages
ned at bike-nomad.com
Thu Mar 18 16:50:43 EST 2004
On Thursday 18 March 2004 5:19 am, Joerg F. Wittenberger wrote:
> I'm interested to try spread for Askemos' broadcasting neeeds
> (www.askemos.org). From the documentation I see, that SP_receive will
> block if there's no message waiting. I have a hard time to cope with
> that. Is there any API, which can check, whethere a following
> SP_receive would block (simillar to select(2) or poll(2)).
You're in luck: the mbox descriptor used by the spread client is, in fact, a
file descriptor and you can call select() on it.
This is what the Python and Squeak Spread libraries do, anyway.
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