Win32::Event - Use Win32 event objects from Perl
This document describes version 1.09 of Win32::Event, released January 14, 2012 as part of Win32-IPC version 1.09.
use Win32::Event; $event = Win32::Event->new($manual,$initial,$name); $event->wait();
This module allows access to the Win32 event objects. The
wait method and
wait_any functions are inherited from the Win32::IPC module.
Constructor for a new event object. If
$manual is true, you must manually reset the event after it is signalled (the default is false). If
$initial is true, the initial state of the object is signalled (default false). If
$name is omitted or
undef, creates an unnamed event object.
$name signifies an existing event object, then
$initial are ignored and the object is opened. If this happens,
$^E will be set to 183 (ERROR_ALREADY_EXISTS).
Constructor for opening an existing event object.
Microsoft has stated this function is unreliable and should be avoided. Consult Microsoft's documentation for
PulseEvent for details.
$event and then immediately reset it. If
$event is a manual-reset event, releases all threads currently blocking on it. If it's an auto-reset event, releases just one thread.
If no threads are waiting, just resets the event.
It returns a true value if successful, or zero on failure (additional error information can be found in
$event to nonsignalled. It returns a true value if successful, or zero on failure (additional error information can be found in
$event to signalled. It returns a true value if successful, or zero on failure (additional error information can be found in
$event to be signalled. See Win32::IPC.
Win32::Event requires no configuration files or environment variables.
It runs under 32-bit or 64-bit Microsoft Windows, either natively or under Cygwin.
Prior to version 1.06, the Win32 IPC modules treated
undef values differently. In version 1.06 and later, passing
undef as the value of an optional parameter is the same as omitting that parameter. In previous versions,
undef was interpreted as either the empty string or 0 (along with a warning about "Use of uninitialized value...").
Signal handlers will not be called during the
wait method. See "BUGS AND LIMITATIONS" in Win32::IPC for details.
Christopher J. Madsen
<perl AT cjmweb.net>
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
<bug-Win32-IPC AT rt.cpan.org> or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=Win32-IPC.
You can follow or contribute to Win32-IPC's development at http://github.com/madsen/win32-ipc.
This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Christopher J. Madsen.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
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