in reply to Re^2: Tk GUI and Listen?
in thread Tk GUI and Listen?

A couple of simple things if you had performance difficulties. After you have the $notifyObj you will notice that I don't actually use the Notify portion of Win32::ChangeNotify. You need to use the Tk timer event to check the file, you will see from the line:
$mw->repeat( 2000, \&checkNotify );
That I use the Tk internal timer to call checkNotify, then in that sub I do:
my $rv = $notifyObj->wait(0);
So I call the notify object with a timeout of 0 - i.e. I ask it to return immediately with the status. Just to check, I have Benchmark already running in the application the code came from. Here are the timings for three runs through the changeNotofy:
A3G took: 8.82149e-005 wallclock secs ( 0.00 usr + 0.00 sys = 0.00 C +PU) A3G took: 0.000113964 wallclock secs ( 0.00 usr + 0.00 sys = 0.00 CP +U) A3G took: 8.60691e-005 wallclock secs ( 0.00 usr + 0.00 sys = 0.00 C +PU)
At a maximum of 114us I don't see a performance issue here.

jdtoronto

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Re^4: Tk GUI and Listen?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 27, 2006 at 17:12 UTC
    Your solution does work with a minimal performance impact, but unfortunately it only gets triggered when the file is either opened or closed. The file I'm listening to is always open and getting updated once every x seconds depending on what the external app is doing.