[REBOL] Re: async news
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 28-Apr-2003 7:02
Maarten Koopmans wrote:
> Hi list,
> With some help of The Man Himself I figured out how to do fully async
> read/writes. I hope to release some code (an implementation of the IBP
> protocol, see http://loci.cs.utk.edu) that utilizes async TCP for
> upload and downloads of data. Coming this week.
> On OSX the first results were promising, as on Linux. Think of speeds
> that require Fast Ethernet (provided that the servers can keep up).
> The code serves as a good way of learning this technique. Gabriele and
> I try to get a more decent piece of tutorial code with a tutorial out
> somewhere next..... whenever we find the time.
I just run very quickly thru the site. That is good news Maarten.
My idea was to have something like core engine (Uniserve, Rugby's Hipe
engine), fully async with run-time pluggable handlers (protocols). I
simply wanted (and am not able to implement it myself yet) that we
(rebol community) would develop such fast switching protocol core, to be
able to write jabber, irc, whatever-kind-of plug-ins, in a unified way,
with ability to have monitoring console. Such engine could later become
part of Core, or just be presented as basic communication mechanism.
Higher level protocols based upon dialecting could be created - whole
collection of stuff you decide to plug-in, or not, upon your purpose.
That is my vision ... and maybe one of reasons why we can see lot's of
fragmentation with our community efforts is, that we don't build common
low level ground principles, start with higher level stuff directly,
which may surely bring in many interesting stuff in life, but misses
unification elements ...