in reply to Using select and IO::Select

duff++, good job and much needed.

One of the great things about select is its efficiency. Instead of busying around a polling loop, select lets your process go to sleep until there is something to do. That does not speed up the process where select is, but rather frees its time slice for all the other processes you and other users may run. It's the neighborly thing to do, and good for throughput.

There are some more questions I think could be covered. I don't necessarily know the answers.

Again, this is a very good job, and welcome information. You can run your pod through pod2html to get a good format for posting here.

After Compline,