[zeromq-dev] 0MQ User Guide

Oliver Smith oliver at kfs.org
Thu Aug 12 05:37:49 CEST 2010

On 8/11/2010 9:30 PM, Matt Weinstein wrote:
> When we were working on (one of the first) network transparent OSs,
> and all of the machinery disappeared (no rcp/scp, no remote
> logins, ...), users didn't understand how they would get a file at a
> distant server without doing anything.  The corresponding metaphoric
> question was: "How do you explain a window to a caveman?" [attr. to G.
> Popek]
> We've got a similar problem.  We have to find a way to communicate the
> essential Zen (Ø-ness) of this platform - unification of ubiquitous
> transports into an efficient conceptual and operational framework.
> This is the platform's greatest contribution.
> Of course, I'm not going to get into the Tao of ØMQ -- yet.
Maybe have a link to an "aside" that shows some typical parallelization 
code -- a couple of threads exchanging data through a condition variable 
alongside some ZeroMQ code that does it trivially with message passing?

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