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Re: guile as extension language

From: Matthew R Wette
Subject: Re: guile as extension language
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2002 15:47:07 -0800

Matthew R Wette writes ...
> How is Guile intended to be used as an extension language?
> Some extension languages like Perl can be fed commands from the main
> application.  I believe the Apache Perl module works this way.
> Other extension languages can not be run this way and need to execute
> in a separate process, typically communicating via a socket
> connection.  I believe the Apache Java servlet modules work this way.
> I just read through the Guile 1.5.6 code and it seems that Guile
> cannot be fed commands from a parent application like the first case
> above.  If you want to use Guile as an *extension* language you need
> to run it in a separate process and talk via sockets.  For example, if
> I wanted to generate a Guile Apache module it seems I would need to do
> it this way.  Is this correct?  

By the way, I noticed that The GIMP uses a separate process
to run script-fu.

My interest here was in exploring the scope of work required to
make a Guile extension for Dia (the gnome graphics app).


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