|Posted by David|
in reply to Johannes Pfau
Posted in reply to Johannes Pfau
Am 09.08.2012 12:06, schrieb Johannes Pfau:
> Am Thu, 09 Aug 2012 01:06:23 +0200
> schrieb David <email@example.com>:
>> I was in the need for a threaded Timer, so I wrote one:
>> Do you think I should make a pull request for phobos inclusion?
> A timer would be cool. It would be nicer (though more complicated to
> implement) to support multiple timers running in one thread. Mono had
> such an implementation in C#, but we can't use it of course (LGPL).
You would have to implement the timer completly different, it uses a Condition Lock (core.sync.cond) to wait, except you can wait on multiple locks at once and return when one of these is notified.
> And we should probably try to support a generic API for timers (either
> templates, isTimer!T, etc or classes+interfaces) as EventLoops (libev,
> libevent, glib, windows sure has some as well) provide more efficient
> ways to implement timers.
This is true, but you don't always want/need a Event Loop.