[LAD] pipes or network?

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Thu May 17 18:50:28 UTC 2007

Am Donnerstag, 17. Mai 2007 schrieb Malte Steiner:
> I wonder what is the best way to connect applications on the same
> computer. Usually I use network and localhost plus custom protocols or
> OSC to let them communicate but wonder if pipes are more efficient. The
> data to be exchanged is usually control rate, not audio nor video streams.
> So what are the pros and cons of pipes versus network?

While pipes are faster (which is not interesting for control data only) 
osc+network makes it extendable. Maybe in the future one part of your app 
will run on a different host. If you started with pipes you have to program a 
whole new communication. With osc and network you just allow other addresses 
than localhost...

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