[zeromq-dev] Actionscript bindings
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Sun Apr 11 19:24:06 CEST 2010
On Apr 11, 2010, at 12:05 PM, Martin Sustrik wrote:
> Bhavin Turakhia wrote:
>> I was thinking it would be awesome to have an Actionscript version of
>> ZeroMQ. This would eliminate the need for a RestMS / HTTP type bridge,
>> and allow a browser to directly become a ZeroMQ client. The complexity
>> offcourse herein is one would not be able to simply create a language
>> binding in ActionScript, since that would require the underlying C++
>> code to be compiled into the flash player installed in the browser –
>> which is unlikely - unless Adobe develops a sudden fondness for it J.
>> Therefore one would need to port the ZeroMQ client in ActionScript. This
>> would also mean that certain functionality of such a client (eg PGM
>> support) would be unavailable, since one cannot access low level socket
>> APIs from Actionscript and therefore underlying native functionality
>> would not be exposed. However I am assuming much of the functionality
>> could be easily ported
>> I wonder if this is feasible … and if anyone on this list has had a go at it
> I am not aware of anyone but let's see...
> In any case the wire-protocol of 0MQ is so simple that writing a code
> that would send/receive 0MQ-style message should be a matter of few minutes.
> It would offer none of the advanced 0MQ functionality (such as
> asynchronicity), however, the browser can connect to a resident 0MQ
> device/daemon that can do all the remaining work.
You might be interested in a project that brought AMQP to the browser using a methodology similar to the OP.
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