Designing socket messaging format

Manoj Plakal terabaap at
Tue Nov 13 05:33:16 CET 2001

Chris Tavares wrote:

> "Manoj Plakal" <terabaap at> wrote in message
> news:3BF07BC8.3090405 at
>>       Basically, we need a portable, light-weight messaging
>>       protocol with a simple way of finding out how
>>       to connect to an application and calling some
>>       of the methods it exposes. Without having to
>>       do HTTP and XML and all that stuff that comes
>>       with XML-RPC and SOAP.
> This is pretty much the goal of COM on Windows systems. It's potentially
> very light weight - for simple addins, it's an inprocess function call.
> You might want to look at the Mozilla XPCOM stuff.

        Thanks for reminding me, I'll take a look.
        Anyone have experiences using XPCOM? ActiveState
        is using it for Komodo, are there others?


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