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POE and timeby carcassonne (Pilgrim)
|on Nov 07, 2005 at 11:28 UTC||Need Help??|
carcassonne has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Folks, I'm considering using POE for a project and I'd like some feedback from people who used it in real, time-lasting projects.
The task at hand is not time-intensive. It will receive some TCP?IP data about each 10 seconds, do some transformation to it (format it CSV, workbook, etc...) and store it. It will also oversee some log files. it will also send heartbeat signal through a WiFi connection about each second or so. Through this WiFI conection it will accept some simple commands from a user and reply with some short status information. At times, it may handle two TCP/IP connections at a time, but again, nothing very intensive.
My concern is about keeping time accuracy. The project will run 24/24. I have concern that POE may introduce a time lag over time that could result in, say, losing 10 minutes per day or so. Which would be a definite show stopper.
Also, what's the difference between the Event module and POE ? Is Event used by POE ?
I'd like to have feedback from people who implemented POE.
Thanks a lot and cheers.