[Spread-users] send text to spread group from command line?
jesus at omniti.com
Fri Aug 17 15:12:45 EDT 2001
On Friday, August 17, 2001, at 03:01 PM, Monte Ohrt wrote:
> Compiling and installing and maintaining a C program is much easier for
> us. I'd rather use C for an application like this anyways, it is much
> lighter weight, efficient and secure.
As for effeciency. I believe the the perl code is just as effecient as
the C code. Why? Because when I wrote Spread.pm it is just xs code
wrapped around the native C spread client library... So the performance
should be very very close.
As for secure? I don't see why it is any more or less secure. Someone
can change a compiled executable just as easily as a perl program and
see what it is doing with only slightly mor effort.
Lightweight? If you are running a modern unix and you have _any_
facility that requires perl, this process should be using a shared
copy-on-write access to the perl interpreter.
With all that said... I prefer C too :-)
I would add a reconnect attempt after a failed SP_multicast in the C
code though. If you will off your spread daemon and restart it, you
don't want to go an have to HUP apache to get it to restart the piped
command and you don't want it exiting after a single error or you will
have some serious fork()/exec() action if Spread has a problem.
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