How to make use of gen_event behaviour

Ulf Wiger (AL/EAB) ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Fri Oct 22 10:43:08 CEST 2004

Hi Suresh,
You only need one handler and one module, regardless of the number of events.
Gen_event works such that for each incoming event, the function handle_event(Event, State)
is called in every installed event handler. Thus, each event handler can choose to match
on every event that comes in, or perhaps only on one or a few. It's of course important
to have a catch-all clause, so that the handler doesn't crash if a new event is introduced.
The only real point to having several different event handler modules is if you have 
several different _types_ of event handler. Multiple instances could for example be 
used if you have an event handler that filters events and sends messages to a worker
process; the worker process could then install and supervise its own instance of a 
generic handler.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-erlang-questions@REDACTED [mailto:owner-erlang-questions@REDACTED]On Behalf Of suresh saragadam
Sent: den 21 oktober 2004 05:41
To: Erlang
Subject: How to make use of gen_event behaviour

A  small clarification about gen_event behaviour, 
For suppose i have 25 different events to be handled,  
If i am implementing gen_event behaviour, i should have 1 event manager,
and 25 event handlers,
As event handler is implemented as a callback module, 
I should have 25 callback modules. 
When ever an event occurs particular event handler is called as a call back module
am i correct
if i have '100 events' i should have '100 event handlers' implemented as call back modules
i.e '100 moudles' (each one for one event)


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