On Sun, 17 Dec 2006, James Moore wrote:

> I've been doing a fair amount of work with Asterisk lately.  It's got a
> command-line interface that looks quite a bit like SMTP (and like lots of
> other text-based send-a-line-and-get-a-response protocols).
>
> Seems like there should be a generic library to build interfaces for these
> sorts of things - is there?  Some sort of DSL that helps you say things
> like:
>
> - the first thing on the line is the command "FOOBAR"
> - it takes two required arguments, and one optional
> - encode the required arguments using (base64/http/whatever)
> - the response is one line starting with an integer result code
> - when you get a response matching code X, execute a given block
> - etc
>
> - James Moore

you mean ruby?

;-)

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