Julien Vehent on 7 Mar 2011 14:08:00 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] [OT] waiting for a socket/event vs. waiting for a socket/event

That's a good question indeed... I personally think that a process should not be waiting at all, it should use an event notification engine, such as epoll or kqueue, and do something else in the mean time.

does that help ? :)


On Mon, 7 Mar 2011 16:57:18 -0500, K.S. Bhaskar wrote:
One of my pet peeves about colloquial American English is the use of
"waiting on" when what is meant is "waiting for" - as in "I'll be
waiting on you downstairs" to which I am often tempted to reply "Thank
you, but I don't intend to dine downstairs."

 Does a process wait for a socket/event or does a process wait on a

 Thank you very much.

 -- Bhaskar

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