[REBOL] Re: Update: Read *and* Write images against Windows Clipboard
From: gscottjones:mchsi at: 24-Sep-2002 5:56
From: "Gregg Irwin"
> There are many forms of IPC, some of which I mentioned. Shared
> memory, pipes, sockets, and command line arguments are other
> common mechanisms. IPC, to this layman, is anything that lets two
> processes communicate. Sockets are used more often now, it seems,
> and they are a good mechanism because they can extend from local
> use to intra- and internet use without drastic architectural changes.
Good. Then conceptually I am not off-base in the concept.
> There are so many ways it could go. One big architectural choice is
> whether it's completely peer to peer, or if you have some kind of
> IPC server process that helps manage and negotiate things, maybe
> providing lookup services and such. There's definitely a holy grail
> hiding in there somewhere. :)
Also, good. I wanted to be sure that the holy grail had not already been
found, and that I simply had not been invited to the ceremony!
> ... I see the power of dialects as something that should
> be leveraged on both the human and computer side of things.
> There are so many ways it could go, we almost have
> to try lots of different approaches to see what works
> well in different contexts. The first things we see will
> very likely be modeled on concepts that exist today,
> but the really good stuff we haven't even thought of yet.
Good point. And likely a truism in life, also.
SJ> << (including the font stuff you generously sent me). >>
> Carl Read is taking it to the next level with his font-requester
> stuff. Very cool!
I must have been asleep at the wheel, as I seemed to have missed this. I'll
> ... layers of kruft (good word :) ...
I don't know where I picked this up. Out of curiosity I looked in several
dictionaries: not there. I would like to think that it is at least
onomatopoeia, but is probably just a malapropism (I live in the Ozarks,
Thanks, Gregg. I appeciate the time you took and the ideas.