Possible clipboard hang fix in the works

Harold L Hunt II huntharo@msu.edu
Wed Mar 24 15:37:00 GMT 2004

Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 01:02:28AM -0500, Harold L Hunt II wrote:
>>Upon a cursory inspection it should be almost trivial to replace the 
>>call to XPeekIfEvent with a simple loop that does the same thing but has 
>>a timeout value that prevents it from blocking indefinitely.
> Why can't you use select()?  select() takes a timeout value.

Because I won't actually be reading the pending events and processing 
them... so once I get woken up once I'll have one of two problems:

1) I'll continue to get woken for the same event.

2) I won't get woken for the same event (assuming it is the 
SelectionNotify event) when I call my function that processes all 
pending X events by calling select() in a loop.

I should explain that in #1 we don't know (and can't expect) that the 
first event will be the SelectionNotify event.  It will more often be 
the case that there are some events between when we first start waiting 
and when the SelectionNotify arrives.


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