On 8/22/08, Andrew Milton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> +-------[ David Bear ]----------------------
> | It seems to me that it could be usefull to have a zope method for passing
> | python pickles to external processes through a unix domain socket. My
> thinking
> | was to use this as a means to abstract a data base connection. Yes, I
> know
> | there are zsql methods, sqlalchemy and other products to do this. But my
> | thought was to have a generilzed method for just passing a pickle to an
> | external process that could do anything with it. Perhaps it could pass a
> pickle
> | to a queue that would handle the pickle if the site need some high volume
> | handling of data.
> |
> | Then one could have another python process listening on the socket --
> ready to
> | receive pickles for zope.
> Isn't this called ZEO? d8)
ZEO could be a model for this - but ZEO stores the pickles to zodb. What if
I wanted to queue the pickle up and take some kind of long term processing
action on it? Store it in a network file system -- which may have a high
write latency to, put it in a data base for which there were no zope
connectors, etc.

David Bear
College of Public Programs at ASU
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