On Sun, 2 Oct 2005, lists wrote:

> Hi,
>    I'm trying to send simple data structures (hashes) to a daemon process 
> one one machine from a client process via TCP.  I thought the best way to do 
> this would be with XML or YAML.  Here's my simple server:
>
> ---
> require 'socket'
>
> server = TCPServer.new('127.0.0.1', 8080)
>
> while (session = server.accept)
>  session.puts session.gets
>  session.close
> end
> ---
>
> Here's my simple client:
>
> ---
> require 'socket'
> require 'yaml'
> require 'base64'
>
> hash = { 'one'=>'1', 'two'=>'2'} # Send this to the server and get it back
>
> client = TCPSocket.new('127.0.0.1', 8080)
> client.puts Base64.encode64(h.to_yaml)
> hash = YAML.load( Base64.decode64(client.gets) )
> client.close
> p hash
> ---
>
> Obviously I don't know what I'm doing :-)  The above client/server works for 
> my simple purposes, but I wanted to know if there's a better way to pass 
> hashes from the client to the server and back.  I'd prefer to stick with YAML 
> (rather than XML) if possible.
>
> Thanks,
> Ryan

why not drb - then you can pass any object and needed bother with yaml/xml,
etc. ??

-a
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