[Chicago-talk] Using Storable to exchange data between 2 processes

Steven Lembark lembark at wrkhors.com
Fri Jan 23 13:16:39 CST 2004

-- Jay Strauss <me at heyjay.com>

> Steve & Greg,
> I want to avoid an RDBMS.  Maybe using a DBM but what's wrong with the
> code below?  Seems nice and simple, but maybe I'm missing something.
> Although I'd like to avoid a file all together.
> The writer process writes maybe 200,000 times a day (guessing), but the
> writes are sporadic, a couple a second then none for 5 seconds.  The
> reader is an on demand service, maybe a thousandish a day

Which is why you're better off using a service than a flat
file. The former avoids logic races, etc. I'd suggest some
sort of message passing, with the server acting as directory
or publishing the updates as necessary to subscribers.

Steven Lembark                               2930 W. Palmer
Workhorse Computing                       Chicago, IL 60647
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