Designing socket messaging format
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?
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.
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