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Revision: 1.24
Committed: Sun May 14 19:02:31 2023 UTC (14 months, 1 week ago) by sf-exg
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CVS Tags: HEAD
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# User Rev Content
1 root 1.18 libev is a high-performance event loop/event model with lots of features.
2     (see benchmark at http://libev.schmorp.de/bench.html)
3    
4 root 1.20
5     ABOUT
6    
7 root 1.18 Homepage: http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/libev
8 root 1.20 Mailinglist: libev@lists.schmorp.de
9     http://lists.schmorp.de/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/libev
10 root 1.19 Library Documentation: http://pod.tst.eu/http://cvs.schmorp.de/libev/ev.pod
11 root 1.18
12 sf-exg 1.24 Libev is modelled (very loosely) after libevent and the Event perl
13 root 1.20 module, but is faster, scales better and is more correct, and also more
14     featureful. And also smaller. Yay.
15    
16     Some of the specialties of libev not commonly found elsewhere are:
17    
18     - extensive and detailed, readable documentation (not doxygen garbage).
19     - fully supports fork, can detect fork in various ways and automatically
20     re-arms kernel mechanisms that do not support fork.
21 root 1.22 - highly optimised select, poll, linux epoll, linux aio, bsd kqueue
22     and solaris event ports backends.
23 root 1.20 - filesystem object (path) watching (with optional linux inotify support).
24     - wallclock-based times (using absolute time, cron-like).
25     - relative timers/timeouts (handle time jumps).
26     - fast intra-thread communication between multiple
27     event loops (with optional fast linux eventfd backend).
28 root 1.21 - extremely easy to embed (fully documented, no dependencies,
29     autoconf supported but optional).
30     - very small codebase, no bloated library, simple code.
31 root 1.20 - fully extensible by being able to plug into the event loop,
32     integrate other event loops, integrate other event loop users.
33     - very little memory use (small watchers, small event loop data).
34     - optional C++ interface allowing method and function callbacks
35     at no extra memory or runtime overhead.
36     - optional Perl interface with similar characteristics (capable
37 root 1.21 of running Glib/Gtk2 on libev).
38 root 1.20 - support for other languages (multiple C++ interfaces, D, Ruby,
39     Python) available from third-parties.
40 root 1.16
41 root 1.23 Examples of programs that embed libev: the EV perl module, auditd,
42     rxvt-unicode, gvpe (GNU Virtual Private Ethernet), the Deliantra MMORPG
43     server (http://www.deliantra.net/), Rubinius (a next-generation Ruby
44     VM), the Ebb web server, the Rev event toolkit.
45 root 1.2
46    
47 root 1.20 CONTRIBUTORS
48 root 1.1
49 root 1.18 libev was written and designed by Marc Lehmann and Emanuele Giaquinta.
50 root 1.17
51 root 1.18 The following people sent in patches or made other noteworthy
52 root 1.20 contributions to the design (for minor patches, see the Changes
53     file. If I forgot to include you, please shout at me, it was an
54     accident):
55 root 1.18
56     W.C.A. Wijngaards
57     Christopher Layne
58     Chris Brody
59 root 1.17