[FoRK] Open Link: Objects+piping (and better)+real loose coupling

Andy Armstrong andy
Mon Oct 10 16:12:12 PDT 2005

On 2 Oct 2005, at 14:33, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> Publish / subscribe, plugins, bidirectional message protocols,  
> message routers, deep filtering, etc.  Imagine a concise shell  
> syntax that allows me to filter and route messages based on content  
> to a variety of services.

I have a concrete application for this now :)

I'm playing with various Apache log analysis strategies at the moment  
and I quite often want to apply multiple filters to the logs - so I  
end up with a log files piped through a bunch of Perl processes. It  
would be much nicer if I could just write filters that subscribed to  
the log streams - then I could start them and stop them without  
having to mess around with Apache config files. I imagine it could be  
efficient too.

I'm just now looking at d-bus[1] and considering implementing  
mod_log_dbus. Thus far I haven't even verified that d-bus is  
appropriate for this kind of application.

Do you have any interesting code I might want to use instead of d- 
bus? :)

[1] http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/dbus

Andy Armstrong, hexten.net

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