Kamaelia docs : Kamaelia.Internet.Selector.Selector


For examples and more explanations, see the module level docs.

class Selector(Axon.ThreadedComponent.threadedadaptivecommscomponent)

Selector() -> new Selector component

Use Selector.getSelectorService(...) in preference as it returns an existing instance, or automatically creates a new one.


  • control : Recieving a Axon.Ipc.shutdown() message here causes shutdown
  • inbox : Not used at present
  • notify : Used to be notified about things to select

Methods defined here


You should be using the inbox/outbox interface, not these methods (except construction). This documentation is designed as a roadmap as to their functionalilty for maintainers and new component developers.

addLinks(self, replyService, selectable, meta, selectables, boxBase)

Adds a file descriptor (selectable).

Creates a corresponding outbox, with name based on boxBase; links it to the component that wants to be notified; adds the file descriptor to the set of selectables; and records the box and linkage info in meta.

handleNotify(self, meta, readers, writers, exceptionals)

Process requests to add and remove file descriptors (selectables) that arrive at the "notify" inbox.


Main loop

removeLinks(self, selectable, meta, selectables)

Removes a file descriptor (selectable).

Removes the corresponding entry from meta and selectables; unlinks from the component to be notified; and deletes the corresponding outbox.


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