Best method for inter process communications

John Nagle nagle at
Mon Jul 16 21:24:55 CEST 2007

Steve Holden wrote:
> JamesHoward wrote:
> Given the radically inefficient representations that XML typically 
> requires, however, I think that worrying about localhost socket overhead 
> is unnecessary: if your application was *that* critical you wouldn't be 
> using XML in the first place.

     Agreed.  UNIX/Linux/Python interprocess communication is inefficient
compared to, say, QNX or Minix 3.  But where Python and XML are involved,
you've already lost 2-3 orders of magnitude in performance over something
like MsgSend in QNX, or even OpenRPC.  So don't worry about the socket

				John Nagle

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