Tk::Event(3) ToolKit for Events


use Tk::Event;
Tk::Event->fileevent(\*FH, 'readable' => callback);
Tk::Event->lineavail(\*FH, callback);
use Tk::Event::Signal qw(INT);
$SIG{'INT'} = callback;
use Tk::Event::process;
Tk::Event->proc($pid, callback);
QueueEvent(callback [, position])


That is better than nothing but still hard to use. Most scripts want higher level result (a line, a ``block'' of data etc.)

So it has occured to me that we could use new-ish TIEHANDLE thus:

 my $obj = tie SOMEHANDLE,Tk::Event::IO;
 while (<SOMEHANDLE>)

Then the READLINE routine registers a callback and looks something like:

   my $obj = shift;
   Event->io(*$obj,'readable',sub { sysread(*$obj,${*$obj},1,length(${*$obj}) });
   my $pos;
   while (($pos = index(${*$obj},$/) < 0)
   Event->io(*$obj,'readable',''); # unregister
   $pos += length($/);
   my $result = substr(${*$obj},0,$pos);
   substr(${*$obj},0,$pos) = '';
   return $result;

This is using the scalar part of the glob representing the _inner_ IO as a buffer in which to accumulate chars.