[REBOL] REBOL IPC, new era of communication ...
From: petr::krenzelok::trz::cz at: 15-Apr-2001 7:02
so we have nicely advanced Rebol View now. Maybe it is a time to think a
little bit about where do we want rebol to go. Although I strongly believe
Carl and his team knows what they would like to add to Rebol Core and other
layers, let me express some generel thoughts:
1) although I hadn't followed "web semantics" thread, I think it should not
be so difficult to introduce new, dialect based communication standards to
rebol world. I was inspired by Express communication dialect - very nice
First phase could be called - negotiation. Two rebols would
exchange/negotiate protocol set-up, e.g.
make object! [
compatibility: [1.01 1.00]
After completion of negotiation phase, two rebol apps could commuinicate via
dialect. Imagine possible efficiency! - domain specific dialecting ...
2) (not only) In regards to above, two rebol precesses could be linked via
TCP kind of IPC. Rebol session which 'launches other Rebol session, would
establish tcp socket connection port somewhere in rebol/ports (e.g. field
called 'rebol-net). RT could standardise some TCP port number which would be
used by Rebol sessions to allow communication. This way, Rebol session would
know about its launcher, brothers/sisters (via parent proces - launcher),
could send requests, could be closed by parent, and in some future even some
kind of load-balancing could be established ...
Maybe I am just a dreamer, but I think it is achievable, could be done by RT
to have standard (important factor), and it would take Rebol platform to
another level in regards to messaging!