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IO::Lambda: call for participationby dk (Chaplain)
|on Jan 01, 2009 at 22:50 UTC
During the last year, I was busy writing an async I/O module, IO::Lambda, which I believe does the task of expressing callback-based I/O logic much more elegantly than it was ever done before, by using a different concept. The module includes async versions of DNS, SNMP, HTTP, and DBI (the cool part about DBI is that it can work asynchronously by using either forks, threads, or even a socket connection). It's a lot, but not as much a lot as I think I need. I'm planning to use IO::Lambda to write a new separate module for httpd, and possibly modules for ftp and irc too, but I don't have enough time for it all. Also I find it hard to determine the right balance for httpd, where the module ends, and where a httpd application begins. This is also a help call: if anyone wants to write new modules, or contribute to the development of the existing ones, please volunteer, that would be really greatly appreciated.
Update: next version includes many (but not all) recommendations. I went for the low hanging fruit with small changes, larger changes in the structure of the manual are underway.
Also, as promised, I made a wiki, where everyone is welcome to contribute.