[Spread-users] Spread and select

Neil Conway neilc at samurai.com
Sat Apr 8 17:31:51 EDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 16:05 -0700, Hua Zhong wrote:
> It doesn't seem to be very difficult to do considering the mbox is
> actually a socket handle. I could certainly do a select on it
> myself, and hack SP_receive to do a non-blocking mode read. But I'd
> like to understand why it's not provided as a standard API.

I think you should be fairly safe assumming that you can select() on an
mbox (lots of Spread-using software relies on this). However, I agree it
would be nice to have it as a more formal part of the API.


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