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> The library could easily let you use your own event system by giving
> you access to its descriptors along with a method to indicate when a
> set becomes hot. Even better with epoll at least, you can epoll on an
> epoll descriptor, so the library could maintain its own descriptors
> and give you access to its master descriptor which you could then poll
> independently. Both these methods could be supported with a single
> API.

Thats the point what libuv does. Isn't it?

> Not sure how well this would adapt to weirder schemes like IOCP or
> more basic schemes like select but to me at least it's the only way to
> intelligently join two or more event based libraries without ending up
> with a busy loop bouncing around between multiple event notification
> systems.

Well have one event handler library then. Libuv.