Re: [dwm] OT : suckless foreign function interface

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 19:08:33 +0100

Good evening,

Am Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:18:10 +0000 schrieb "Anselm R Garbe"

> The advantage is, 9P can be used in an universal way, network
> transparently and without any platform/language boundaries. The only
> tricky part is defining a sane synthetic fs for abstracting the RPCs
> you are looking for. However, there are non-Plan9ish examples in the
> procfs (might not be the best reference though).

For 9P you need a system support, so you can use local calls, which
are fast. If you intend to run it over network (resp. Unix sockets),
you have the problem of latency and lazy implementations of 9P. 9P
can be implemented asynchronously, but for a simple library/module inter-
face it's too much of a hassle.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Wed Nov 19 2008 - 18:08:33 UTC

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