Browse Source

*** empty log message ***

master
Marc Alexander Lehmann 14 years ago
parent
commit
8974475dd3
  1. 140
      README.embed

140
README.embed

@ -0,0 +1,140 @@
EMBEDDING THE LIBEV CODE INTO YOUR OWN PROGRAMS
Instead of building the libev library you cna also include the code
as-is into your programs. To update, you only have to copy a few files
into your source tree.
This is how it works:
FILESETS
To include only the libev core (all the ev_* functions):
#define EV_STANDALONE 1
#include "ev.c"
This will automatically include ev.h, too, and should be done in a
single C source file only to provide the function implementations. To
use it, do the same for ev.h in all users:
#define EV_STANDALONE 1
#include "ev.h"
You need the following files in your source tree, or in a directory
in your include path (e.g. in libev/ when using -Ilibev):
ev.h
ev.c
ev_vars.h
ev_wrap.h
To include the libevent compatibility API, also include:
#include "event.c"
in the file including "ev.c", and:
#include "event.h"
in the files that want to use the libevent API. This also includes "ev.h".
You need the following additional files for this:
event.h
event.c
PREPROCESSOR SYMBOLS
Libev can be configured via a variety of preprocessor symbols you have to define
before including any of its files. The default is not to build for mulciplicity
and only include the select backend.
EV_STANDALONE
Must always be "1", which keeps libev from including config.h or
other files, and it also defines dummy implementations for some
libevent functions (such as logging, which is not supported). It
will also not define any of the structs usually found in "event.h"
that are not directly supported by libev code alone.
EV_USE_MONOTONIC
If undefined or defined to be "1", libev will try to detect the
availability of the monotonic clock option at both compiletime and
runtime. Otherwise no use of the monotonic clock option will be
attempted.
EV_USE_REALTIME
If defined to be "1", libev will try to detect the availability
of the realtime clock option at compiletime (and assume its
availability at runtime if successful). Otherwise no use of the
realtime clock option will be attempted. This effectively replaces
gettimeofday by clock_get (CLOCK_REALTIME, ...) and will not normally
affect correctness.
EV_USE_SELECT
If undefined or defined to be "1", libev will compile in support
for the select(2) backend. No attempt at autodetection will be
done: if no other method takes over, select will be it. Otherwise
the select backend will not be compiled in.
EV_USE_POLL
If defined to be "1", libev will compile in support for the poll(2)
backend. No attempt at autodetection will be done. poll usually
performs worse than select, so its not enabled by default (it is
also slightly less portable).
EV_USE_EPOLL
If defined to be "1", libev will compile in support for the Linux
epoll backend. Its availability will be detected at runtime,
otherwise another method will be used as fallback. This is the
preferred backend for GNU/Linux systems.
EV_USE_KQUEUE
If defined to be "1", libev will compile in support for the BSD
style kqueue backend. Its availability will be detected at runtime,
otherwise another method will be used as fallback. This is the
preferred backend for BSD and BSd-like systems. Darwin brokenness
will be detected at runtime and routed around by disabling this
backend.
EV_COMMON
By default, all watchers have a "void *data" member. By redefining
this macro to a something else you can include more and other types
of members. You have to define it each time you include one of the
files, though, and it must be identical each time.
For example, the perl EV module uses this:
#define EV_COMMON \
SV *self; /* contains this struct */ \
SV *cb_sv, *fh;
EV_PROTOTYPES
If defined to be "0", then "ev.h" will not define any function
prototypes, but still define all the structs and other
symbols. This is occasionally useful.
EV_MULTIPLICITY
If undefined or defined to "1", then all event-loop-specific
functions will have the "struct ev_loop *" as first argument, and
you can create additional independent event loops. Otherwise there
will be no support for multiple event loops and there is no first
event loop pointer argument. Instead, all functions act on the
single default loop.
EXAMPLES
For a real-world example of a program the includes libev verbatim, you
can have a look at the EV perl module (http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/EV.html).
It has the libev files in the liev/ subdirectory and includes them in the
EV.xs files. Only this file will be compiled.
Loading…
Cancel
Save