Re: communicate with an external programm (like a unix pipe, but portable)
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 09:52 PM
"pipe in the unix fashion" could mean the "stdin/sdout" thing (read from stdin, write to stdout, fork and exec the processes that are "piped" together).
Or do you mean programming client and server to communicate via "unix domain sockets"? (does Java even support them? I guess they are implemented nowadays as the OS's brand of "shared memory"?)
Or do you mean IP/TCP sockets? I'd say that TCP/IP is pretty portable ... and of course you could do HTTP, SOAP etc. on top of TCP....