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    1 libev is a high-performance event loop/event model with lots of features.
    2 (see benchmark at http://libev.schmorp.de/bench.html)
    5 ABOUT
    7    Homepage: http://software.schmorp.de/pkg/libev
    8    Mailinglist: libev@lists.schmorp.de
    9                 http://lists.schmorp.de/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/libev
   10    Library Documentation: http://pod.tst.eu/http://cvs.schmorp.de/libev/ev.pod
   12    Libev is modelled (very losely) after libevent and the Event perl
   13    module, but is faster, scales better and is more correct, and also more
   14    featureful. And also smaller. Yay.
   16    Some of the specialties of libev not commonly found elsewhere are:
   18    - extensive and detailed, readable documentation (not doxygen garbage).
   19    - fully supports fork, can detect fork in various ways and automatically
   20      re-arms kernel mechanisms that do not support fork.
   21    - highly optimised select, poll, linux epoll, linux aio, bsd kqueue
   22      and solaris event ports backends.
   23    - filesystem object (path) watching (with optional linux inotify support).
   24    - wallclock-based times (using absolute time, cron-like).
   25    - relative timers/timeouts (handle time jumps).
   26    - fast intra-thread communication between multiple
   27      event loops (with optional fast linux eventfd backend).
   28    - extremely easy to embed (fully documented, no dependencies,
   29      autoconf supported but optional).
   30    - very small codebase, no bloated library, simple code.
   31    - fully extensible by being able to plug into the event loop,
   32      integrate other event loops, integrate other event loop users.
   33    - very little memory use (small watchers, small event loop data).
   34    - optional C++ interface allowing method and function callbacks
   35      at no extra memory or runtime overhead.
   36    - optional Perl interface with similar characteristics (capable
   37      of running Glib/Gtk2 on libev).
   38    - support for other languages (multiple C++ interfaces, D, Ruby,
   39      Python) available from third-parties.
   41    Examples of programs that embed libev: the EV perl module, node.js,
   42    auditd, rxvt-unicode, gvpe (GNU Virtual Private Ethernet), the
   43    Deliantra MMORPG server (http://www.deliantra.net/), Rubinius (a
   44    next-generation Ruby VM), the Ebb web server, the Rev event toolkit.
   49    libev was written and designed by Marc Lehmann and Emanuele Giaquinta.
   51    The following people sent in patches or made other noteworthy
   52    contributions to the design (for minor patches, see the Changes
   53    file. If I forgot to include you, please shout at me, it was an
   54    accident):
   56    W.C.A. Wijngaards
   57    Christopher Layne
   58    Chris Brody