[Bro] "Meta" event handling?

Stephen Chan sychan at lbl.gov
Fri Jul 25 16:57:43 PDT 2008

    From within an event handler, is there a generic way to find out the 
name of the event, and the names and types of the parameters that were 
passed to the event?

    The reason I'm asking is that I'd like a generic way to encapsulate 
events and send them to a broccoli listener, which is only requesting 
the "wrapper" events. The client would then unwrap it, and then figure 
out what to do with it based on it's local configuration (the particular 
thing I'd like to write is a broccoli listener that pushes events into a 

    Ideally, there would be some function such as "whatamI()" that 
returned some representation of the calling handler's name, and name 
value pairs that corresponded to the parameters names and values. This 
could then be the parameter for the wrapper event, which is sent out to 
the listener.

    Has anyone tried to do this? A lot of the serialization stuff seems 
to exist already, so maybe the only new code would be something to peek 
under the hood of the call stack?


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