Designing socket messaging format

Chris Tavares christophertavares at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 13 03:59:24 CET 2001


"Manoj Plakal" <terabaap at yumpee.org> wrote in message
news:3BF07BC8.3090405 at yumpee.org...
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>
>        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.
>
>        I came across Scarab at http://casbah.org/Scarab/
>        This is interesting though the project's been abandoned.
>
>        Any comments?
>
>        Manoj
>

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.

-Chris






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