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Re: [Help-smalltalk] Re: Using Sockets

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] Re: Using Sockets
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 12:56:40 +0100

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 10:24, Aidan Gauland <address@hidden> wrote:
> Aidan Gauland <aidalgol <at>> writes:
>> gnu-smalltalk-el from sid did not load properly, so I chose to build
>> GST 3.2.3.  My socket code no longer crashes gst.  Thank you very
>> much!
> Claimed victory too soon.  It doesn't crash, but I have no idea what
> I'm doing.  I think I once figured out how to create send a string
> over a TCP connection in Squeak, but I hadn't a clue what I was doing.
> I was just hacking Smalltalk in highschool when I was bored.  I've
> done a little with sockets in C, but only going through tutorials.
> Could someone please give me an example of using Sockets in Smalltalk
> for client-side stuff (or better yet, put it on the wiki)?  There are
> a few decent *server* examples on the wiki, but no Smalltalk client as
> counterparts for them.

Sockets are just streams, you use them with normal
#nextPutAll:/#nextLine/#next:/#flush methods.

For simple examples of clients you can look at the SMTP classes in
packages/net/  I'll prepare some examples in the next few


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