in reply to Roll your own Event-loop
The Tutorial is very nice. But these days there is AnyEvent
on CPAN, which abstracts away any specific event loop.
It has backends for Glib, Tk (*sigh*), EV, Event, Coro
and also it's own pure-Perl implementation (via select).
It's equally useful and as good for quick scripts as for
It doesn't matter much for the application, but if you are going to write a module that requires waiting for I/O events, AnyEvent is a very good choice. It doesn't need or
enforce a framework like POE but can still be used by those.