IPC with Squeak

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Jan 3 14:32:11 UTC 2008

On Jan 3, 2008, at 12:34 , Michael Haupt wrote:

> Hi,
> thanks to you all for your help.
> On Jan 2, 2008 10:45 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>  
> wrote:
>> Which platforms do you need to support? IPC is inherently platform-
>> dependent.
> For the time being, Mac (my development platform) would do, but having
> Linux at the same time certainly wouldn't hurt. Windows would have to
> be done provided what I have in mind (a) worked, (b) were portable to
> Windows anyway and (c) were interesting for others. ;-)

Sockets are pretty portable.

>> Sockets aren't all that bad I'd say, it's a standard way of doing
>> IPC. Ian's new Socket Plugin supports all socket families so you do
>> not have to use network sockets. Has not been tested on non-Unix
>> platforms yet AFAIK, though.
> Is that pre-installed with the available VMs?

Not yet, you need to build from SVN.

>> Another possibility would be using pipes - I had the OLPC image
>> communicate with a Python wrapper via AsyncFile for a while (we now
>> switched to the DBus plugin).
> That's probably the standard AsynchFilePlugin, right?


>> How would you do it if you were coding in C?
> I'd be asking pretty much the same questions due to lack of  
> experience. :-P
> Best,
> Michael

- Bert -

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