[zeromq-dev] Language binding guidelines

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Tue Mar 2 09:27:33 CET 2010


Chris Wong wrote:

> 2. I prefer option 2.
> 
> ctxt = ZMQ::Context.new sock = ctxt.socket(ZMQ::PUB)

Yes. It looks like everybody prefers it this way.

> I'm developing a Ruby wrapper on top of rbzmq for more convenient
> usage in Ruby.  When it's in a usable state, I'll post it here.

Great!

> 3. Ruby, like any GC based languages, needs explicit
> close/term/disconnect methods for cleaning up resources used.  Even
> for C++, I'd argue that it's better to avoid relying on destructor
> 100% for implicit resource cleanup.  It's especially true in Java,
> the finalizer is not guaranteed to be called upon process termination
> AFAIK and it's unpredictable when it'd get called.  (Not saying that
> Java's finalizer is the same as C++ destructor.)

Ok. Point taken. Would you like to patch 2 & 3 yourself?

Martin



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