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On Thursday 27 January 2011 03:58:46 Robert G. Jakabosky wrote:
> On Wednesday 26, Steve Litt wrote:
> > I'm thinking of redoing this in Lua. Can coroutines be run in two
> > different xterms? Can coroutines signal each other? Would you even
> > recommend coroutines? Does Lua have facilities to send Linux signals?
> > Might they communicate via sockets? Any other words of wisdom?
> You could use ConcurrentLua [1], which has a distributed mode that lets
> coroutine "tasks" communicate in an erlang style of message-passing between
> PIDs.  So you would run one instance of Lua in each xterm window, there
>  could even be background instances of Lua running worker tasks.
> Another option would be to use ZeroMQ [2] for message passing between
> instances of Lua.
> For Linux signals, you can use luaposix [3].  It has a kill function that
> would work.
> 1.
> 2.
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Thanks Robert,

I'll look into all of those things.


Steve Litt
Recession Relief Package