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From: Jonathan Bryant <jtbryant@v...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The best way to circumvent the lack of Thread.kill ?
That's helpful.  Anybody have any information on the second question? 
The two have to work together in my app.

It's a client/server library and I have several threads.  One simply
acepts connections and 'spawns' (not really, but) new threads.  To
control this thread I need to alternate between two blocking calls:
Unix.select and Event.sync.  I think it is rather clear why being able
to send a signal to that thread would be helpful :).  Also, there is a
pool of worker threads that will need to sleep until they are needed. 
Since my protocol is not request-response, I can't simply have the
workers alternate between Event.sync (Event.send) and Event.sync
(Event.receive) calls.

Any ideas?

On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 02:09, Matthieu Dubuget wrote:
> Jonathan Bryant a écrit :
> 
> >Ok.  Two questions.
> >
> >First of all, what is going on in the Event module?  I can't exactly get
> >it to work an I fear I'm missing some important concept.  I can't find
> >any documentation other than the interface.  Does anybody know of any
> >further documeeentation or have a good explanation of exactly what's
> >going on.
> >
> >  
> >
> 
> I asked a question related to Event usage there some time ago:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocaml_beginners/message/2968
> 
> and Rémi Vanicat answered with clean explanations:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ocaml_beginners/message/2969
> 
> Maybe that will help you too?
> 
> Salutations
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