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Re: looking for tcl-dp help

From: "Nigel J(dot) Andrews" <nandrews(at)investsystems(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Richard Welty <rwelty(at)averillpark(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: looking for tcl-dp help
Date: 2003-09-13 13:25:37
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On Fri, 12 Sep 2003, Richard Welty wrote:

> it's not clear that this is entirely the right list, i'm gambling that i'll
> at least find some tcl expert here who can set me straight.
> i'm trying to get tcl-dp running in order to support a pgreplicator
> installation. when i run pgtclsh and enter "package require dp" manually,
> i get the following error:
> can't find package dp
> but then when i do
> info loaded
> i get
> {/usr/lib/tcl8.3/dp4.0/unix/ Dp}
> suggesting that something is broken down there and a better error message
> might be squirreled away somewhere. i'm no tcl expert, any pointers would
> be appreciated.

Yep, you're right, it's not the correct list. I don't know what is.

However, the dp package has some oddities imo. I have wasted a fair amount of
time recently trying to locate bugs in my code where the real problem has been
with the dp package. It looks a reasonable system to use if all you want is low
data volume, rpc style communication.

The handling of SIGPIPE etc. should be a good selling point but imo it is far
better and easier just to handle the networking and everything yourself. I
hadn't read in depth about the 'low-level' facilities it provided but what I
did made me think it would be useful but I was only going to use those with the
rpc interface for simplicity. If I was going to go to the degree of learning a
new set of library calls to open a socket I'd be inclined to just use the
native socket one instead and if I was expecting any decent level of comms
traffic I'd certainly not use the dp_RPC stuff.

As I say just my opinion.

Nigel J. Andrews

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