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[REBOL] Re: communication

From: antonr:iinet:au at: 6-Jun-2003 16:45

I think Romano mentioned Arexx because it was for communication between local programs. A local interface (pipes) can be much faster than tcp because you can have a shared data area. You could, for instance, copy a bunch of data to the shared region, then pass pointers to it to several other programs that want to use it. (One after the other or at the same time.) Data transfer through TCP is always going to make you copy the data. So you can see an advantage with local pipes. So, it is a good question... Anton.