watching for new files: libevent vs. libev

Mikhail T. mi+thun at
Fri Apr 5 19:20:09 CEST 2013

On 05.04.2013 13:06, Mikhail T. wrote:
> On 05.04.2013 12:59, Marc Lehmann wrote:
>> Saying libev "does not work on BSD" just means that you
> You are way too angry to be taken seriously, Marc. I never said, what you put 
> into quotes. Never ever.
Well, looking back, I can see, what could've been misread to mean, what you quoted:

    On Thu, Apr 04, 2013 at 08:25:24PM -0400, "Mikhail T."<mi+thun at>  wrote:

>     04.04.2013 16:08, Tony Arcieri ???????(??):
>>     If it doesn't work on Linux it's worthless.
>     It does not... Which, I suppose, makes it only slightly less useless
>     that libev. Because libev does not even work on BSD.

Thrown off by Tony's inflammatory remark, I was not careful with my own choice 
of words. I was referring to my test-program, which was able to discern 
directory-changes on BSD, when using libevent, but not when using libev.

The same libevent-using method was not working on Linux, which made it 
"worthless" in Tony's educated opinion, and I pointed out, libev can not be used 
for the purpose even on BSD (can it?) -- which would make the method even more 
"worthless" in the same opinion...


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