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[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 look back.
> ... 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, afterall :-). Thanks, Gregg. I appeciate the time you took and the ideas. --Scott Jones