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In the distributed library application, would you prefer to use select for handling multiple clients? Is it possible to achieve the same task without using select? If yes, discuss various ways of doing this.
Compare the usage of select and accept in your multi-client network programs?
I would prefer to use select for multiplexing since it helps in better utilization of the resources. As an example, if there are 3 clients, it would check which clients are active and require service. It would provide service to the clients which require it rather than waiting for clients that do not require service. As per Stein (2001), it also helps to check whether an I/O operation would block prior to performing any operation. The select method is also less prone to errors compared to other methods....
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