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[REBOL] Re: using 'wait with your own port handler?

From: holger:rebol at: 26-Jun-2001 6:33

On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 07:01:32AM +0200, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> So, I thought each platform has ability to somehow generate/send events/messages
No. Unix does not, for instance.
> (Be and Elate don't supporting some network blabla I don't remember now, ability > to use some special Mac fs capability ...)
Yes, but there is a difference between having a generic mechanism (like sound or multicasting) which simply is not supported by all operating systems, and having a mechanism which is specifically tied to a single OS to start with.
> So, if some much desired functionality (e.g. ability to produce own events) > would be possible to be supported on 80 - 90% of platforms, it is worth > consideration imo.
Yes. It is a trade-off that will have to be looked at in each case.
> watch: make timer! 0.1 func-here
Yes. Real timers are a possibility.
> Or will we get regular threading?
Possibly, not soon though. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]