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[REBOL] Re: timers in Core would be enough imo :-) (was) Re: Re: REBOL multithr

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 15-Feb-2002 10:22

Charles wrote:
> Here's a quick (and probably ignorant) question: > If threading isn't really possible with REBOL,
noone said it isn't :-) In fact, Holger posted one long and very nice description of what are the possibilities and consequences of threading in regard to scripting languages ....
> how can you really > construct a decent GUI, or server? I mean, serverware that can be listening > to the port, receive a request, and deal with it, while another request is > received, and so forth. Wouldn't this require threading?
No :-) Do we have threading? Can you see your View scripts to block you? As with tcp, when you open your listen port, you can open it in no-wait mode. In this case wait [portX] checks for data on your portX, but returns imediatelly, either telling you there is no data, or returning you port (or block of ports if wait/all is used) some data appeared on .... You can receive your data in parts, process them and return back to waiting. You can look at some web-server or proxy scripts in the script library for some examples .... -pekr-