[erlang-questions] Sending messages to gen_event manager
Sat Jul 21 19:14:29 CEST 2007
> > So the implication of the serial execution is that if you wanted
> > different events to be handled by different handlers concurrently, you
> > would have to use separate manager processes, right?
> The usual way to solve that is to have one event manager, and
> handlers which do as little as possible - in that case only
> forwarding the event to some server which does the actual
> processing. The event handler becomes an interrupt driver
> of sorts.
OK, so what you are saying is the events get dispatched sequentially
but they immediately spawn off server processes which execute
asynchronously, thereby parallelizing the actual processing work.
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