[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...