|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
Msg.pm + UDPby Wiggins (Hermit)
|on Feb 07, 2013 at 15:32 UTC||Need Help??|
Wiggins has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Monks; I have been away for some time on a forced excile to the land of Python; but have returned to the fold.
I am in need of guidance for the following. I am trying to use only core packages. I have taken the Msg.pm from "Advanced Perl Programming" (vol 1) and have grafted in a 'workproc' mechanism ala Xwindows. Now I need to be able to handle UDP packetes in the event loop as well as TCP. I am hoping someone has done that and would be willing to share.
There are some portions of the code I don't understand. The use of a data structure 'g-pkg'; and the following
The 1st looks like all new_server call are always OO,
but set_event_handler() may or may not be associated with an Object
That is picking a '$sock' value from a global scalar ($main_socket) that is set only from
which is the last socket created. I am thinking that this may not be suited for multiple simultanious connections. If you look at 'g_login_proc', it is also a global singleton which is overwritten with each new call to 'new_server'.
So what are the recommendations for a robust communication and event dispatcher? (low learning curve is appreciated.
It is always better to have seen your target for yourself, rather than depend upon someone else's description.