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Re: [vox-tech] Chat program in 100 lines of code!
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Re: [vox-tech] Chat program in 100 lines of code!



On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 09:56:07AM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 09:12:52AM -0700, Brian Lavender wrote:
> > I read a PERL column  that Randal Schwartz wrote a few years back
> > (maybe 10 years back) about using a gpg signed email and the body with an
> > image or some content that could be used to update a website. You would
> > send the message and a procmail recipe would intercept the message and
> > pipe it through a PERL script.
> 
> Heh, I once wrote a multi-user chat (kind of like IRC, with private
> messages and "who's online?' list in less than 300 lines of Action!
> (kinda Pascal-ish, C-ish language for the Atari 8-bit, obviously
> targetting the 6502 CPU).
> 
> (That didn't count comments or blank lines, but plenty of keywords
> that are basically the Action! version of { and } blocks... and those
> are required, even for one-liners.  Also, there's no "else if",
> you have to do it as an "if then [else] fi" block inside an 'else'.)
> 
> Good times.  Relatively useless.  It uses a product called Multiplexer (MUX)
> that connected Ataris via cartridge ports, required each 'slave' system
> to have an altered OS ROM chip installed, and required one 'master' system.
> It was big for multi-line BBS use, though!

Sounds like ActiveMQ is your new multiplexer. 

I will have to check out the sugar protocol too. I believe it is what 
Abiword uses to give real time collaboration.

-- 
Brian Lavender
http://www.brie.com/brian/

"Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to
show their absence!"

Professor Edsger Dijkstra
1972 Turing award recipient
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