[Novalug] Process intercommunication

James Ewing Cottrell III jecottrell3@comcast.net
Fri Dec 30 19:29:47 EST 2016

You shouldn't Object to Objects. While the term OO has been Overhyped, 
it is one of the most useful Paradigms (<--- it's OK if you object to 
THAT word) in (not so) Recent Computing History.

And indeed, it's what Good Programmers have been doing since Forever, 
even in C and UNIX.

I would say that DBUS is Way Bigger than "Interprocess Communication". 
It's more of a Channelized Publish/Subscribe model, as are the following 
things: UseNet newsgroups, IRC channels, #hashtag groups, WiFi channels 
and SSIDs, Walking Talkie Bands, TV and Radio, and even email (if you 
consider sending to Mailing Lists).

What makes this Bigger than IPC is that you Don't Know (or Care) who or 
how many entities you are talking to.

Things that are similar to DBUS include RabbitMQ, AMQS, and Amazon's SNS 
(Simple Notification Service).


On 12/30/2016 4:01 PM, Gary Knott via Novalug wrote:
> Dear Peter,  I looked at the DBUS "tutorial" you cited.  Thanks.
> (I object to the term object - and also method.  Linux, and
> Linux Documentation,  should be kept at the C programmer
> level in my opinion.)
> Anyway, I see that DBUS is kinda like the Windows "message queue"
> system with callbacks being used for receiving "messages".

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