[Ironruby-core] eventmachine

Ryan Riley ryan.riley at panesofglass.org
Sat Nov 21 12:01:18 EST 2009

If I have time, which should be freeing up towards the end of the year, then
I would like to work on this. Should we leverage the Reactive Extensions for
this? It seems a good fit, and it would give us the ability to more easily
mimic sockets (if I understand sockets correctly).

Ryan Riley

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On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 2:39 AM, Ivan Porto Carrero <ivan at flanders.co.nz>wrote:

> Anybody wanna join in getting eventmachine working on IronRuby?
> We can probably do 1 better than the C based implementation on windows
> simply because .NET has all the necessary classes and exposes the events we
> need.
> For example in the C-based version you can't use EM.popen on windows
> because they need a PID and a few events, which exist on the Process class
> in .NET.
> .NET has a cross platform FileSystemWatcher
> .NET has sockets with events
> .NET has events on a Process
> those are all we need AFAICT to get eventmachine working and also make
> EM.system and EM.popen work on windows that don't work currently. The only
> remaining issue on windows is then the unix sockets but we can do without
> those I guess.
> getting eventmachine to work brings us closer to or gives us
> Thin
> Blather
> Nanite
> ....
> And probably every 2nd library that uses the network and cares about not
> polling.
> I will still be busy for another month or so with the book but then I
> really want to get going with this.
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