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> Somehow "looping and waiting" makes me uneasy, because you
> are already in an event loop that is responsible for
> looping and waiting.
I was aware of the main loop issue, but I thought that this would be "healed" with the call to the Gtk->events_pending function. Isn't it like that?
Not using the "waiting for event" approach would, at least, have the consequence not having a "closed" _save_work method any more, which does all the stuff, but several independent functions which would conceal the application's logic, i.e., this would make it harder to understand the code.
So, I would like to stick to the "wait" approach if ever possible.