[PD] tcpserver and tcpclient

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Sun May 14 01:00:06 CEST 2006

On Fri, 12 May 2006, Martin Peach wrote:

> I should be able to merge these into a single [tcp] that accepts
> connections as well as initiating them.

If you make this then I want it to be part of the *internals* of 

> It seems not useful to do the same for udp because udp is not a
> connection-oriented protocol -- you can send messages back and forth on
> separate sockets without any problem using [udpsend] and [udpreceive],
> so probably [udp] would be a combination of [udpsend] and [udpreceive].

I prefer to have both halves of the protocol in the same object-class. 
This is for symmetry with other protocols (in this case, with [tcp]). 
Making it like this doesn't really add to udp support itself but it 
doesn't remove any feature either, has little overhead, and increases the 
uniformity across similar object-classes.

What would be the name of a unix-socket version? [unix] seems too vague.  
[pipe] is already taken. [namedpipe] and [localsocket] could be fine.  
However, putting "socket" in the name is contrary to the naming of [tcp]
and [udp]. OTOH, I don't care much for making those names three letters
long, because they aren't used often enough. (it's not like [t] or [f])

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