[zeromq-dev] Usage case description and questions

Steven McCoy steven.mccoy at miru.hk
Thu Feb 11 21:28:12 CET 2010

On 11 February 2010 14:44, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:

> * It would be fantastic if there were a "HEARTBEAT" type zeromq socket
> that has a single method "isalive" that either endpoint can call and
> get back true or false.  I know it is easy to write this logic into
> our application, but because of the subtleties of Python's Global
> Interpreter lock, this has to be written at the C level.  Might as
> well build it into zeromq itself.
This would match Virtual Circuits as described by Andrew S. Tanenbaum,
Computer Networks, 1981, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

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