• fd for use with select() instead of XNextEvent() ?

    From drglennwolfe@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Glenn Coombs on Mon Mar 28 19:19:50 2016
    On Friday, August 15, 1997 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Glenn Coombs wrote:
    I was sure this must be in one of the FAQs but I couldn't see it there. I would like to be able to wait for either a normal XEvent or some other action like data ready on a message queue. Normally I would just use the select() call with the appropriate file descriptors and everything would be fine.

    I can't see any way of doing this under X11. If I use XNextEvent() then that blocks and I can't handle the other source of input. If I use one of the non-blocking versions of XNextEvent() then I have to busy poll alternately checking the 2 sources of input.

    There must be a way around this ?

    Glenn Coombs, On the other hand, eagles soar, but Philips Research Labs, weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. Redhill,
    ENGLAND. Tel: +44 1293 815744 email: glenn@xxx.research.philips.com

    This post is old as dirt, but it popped up on google when I was searching. I've been looking into this. If anyone posts after me then I will contribute... Otherwise don't want to waste time on a really old post...
    Glenn@research, I xxx your email...

    Dr. Wolfe

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