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Event::generic - generic event handling
$source = Event::generic::Source->new;
$w = Event->generic(source => $source, ...);
$w = $source->watch(...);
$source = $w->source;
$data = $event->data;
This module provides a watcher type within the "Event" framework.
You must understand the architecture of the "Event" system in order to
understand this document.
This module provides a system of reified event sources and watchers
watching those sources. Events are generated solely by a method on the
event source object. The events may carry arbitrary data to the event
handler callbacks. This module is intended for situations where the
events of interest are best determined by Perl code.
A reified event source.
A watcher that can watch "Event::generic::Source" event sources.
A (target) event that can carry arbitrary data.
EVENT SOURCE CLASS
Creates and returns a new event source.
The invocation of this method is a source event for watchers of the
event source. When this method is called, each active watcher of the
event source generates a target event. The DATA, if supplied, is
copied into the target event objects, from which it can be retrieved
using the "data()" method.
- $source->watch(ATTR => VALUE, ...)
Generates and returns a new watcher, configured to watch this event
source. The standard watcher attributes may be specified as arguments.
The watcher returned is an ordinary "Event::generic", and may be
reconfigured to watch a different event source.
- source => $source
The event source to watch. This must be either an
"Event::generic::Source" object or "undef". When set to "undef",
no source is being watched, and the watcher cannot be started.
Returns the data associated with the event, which may be any scalar.
This is read-only, and is set by the event source.
- EVENT SOURCE CLASS
- WATCHER CLASS
- Type-specific attributes
- EVENT CLASS
- Type-specific methods
- SEE ALSO
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