[Pythonmac-SIG] Correct way to send info to running program

Dethe Elza delza at livingcode.org
Sat May 28 20:10:00 CEST 2005

Bob wrote:

> NSDistributedNotificationCenter?
> You didn't really specify what your requirements are...

I'm trying to set up a "simplest thing that could possibly work" for  
getting events from another application which doesn't really play  
well with others.  I have hacked it enough that it logs the events I  
want to the console, so I can, for example, put a tail -f console.log  
| grep [events I'm interested in] | sendMessageToMyApp.  I was  
intending to make "sendMessageToMyApp" be based on datagrams using  
something along the lines of:

import socket
host, port = 'localhost', 8081
s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM)
s.sendto('some data from the command-line', (host, port))

But I was thinking that I could use NSPort to receive these messages,  
which was totally off base.  I can apparently use CFSocket, but  
realized that I should do a reality check and see if there's a better  
way than the somewhat convoluted and roundabout path I'd set up.

It looks like NSDistributedNotificationCenter might work.  I'll try  
it out.



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