call for advice (is dbus ok for me ?)
sfora.dim at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 22:09:35 PDT 2008
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 8:04 AM, Avery Pennarun <apenwarr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 12:51 AM, sfora dim <sfora.dim at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't know why, I just don't like signals. maybe because of its UNIX
>> heritage :)
> That's a pretty dumb reason not to use them. Unix signals are good too. :)
I feel like signals do not fit here because dbus signals are not
specifically addressed at the client itself - they are just emitted
for everyone to hear.
>> Maybe I should let the client send the service a method name, and then
>> the service will just method-call that service name as much as it
>> desires. Please tell me if there's a flaw in that design..
> You could do this; if your method doesn't send back an answer, then
> it's a signal. A dbus signal is essentially just a method that
> doesn't reply.
Isn't there a problem that the signal don't have a destination ?
> Have fun,
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