RpcPeer(3) support bi-directional RPC between two services


#include <Dispatch/rpcpeer.h>


An RpcPeer (actually, an instance of a derived class) tries to open a connection to another RpcPeer. If the other RpcPeer is not yet running, the RpcPeer will create its own port and wait for the other RpcPeer to open a connection. When either RpcPeer opens a connection, each RpcPeer will create both a reader and a writer so each RpcPeer can send RPC requests to its opposite over the same connection.


RpcPeer(const char* lPath, int lPort = 0)
Store the arguments for later use since a base constructor can't call a derived class's virtual function. The derived class's constructor should call ``init'', described below.
void init(const char* rPath)
Find the host name and port number registered by the other RpcPeer and try to open a connection to it. If it's not running, create our own port and wait for the other RpcPeer to open a connection.


void run()
void quitRunning()
Read RPC requests continuously until ``quitRunning()'' terminates the loop. If you're using InterViews, you don't have to call ``run()'' since the InterViews event-reading code will also read RPC requests.


virtual boolean createReaderAndWriter(const char* rHost, int rPort) = 0
virtual void createReaderAndWriter(int fd) = 0
You must define both functions in a derived class in order to start reading and writing RPC requests over the connection. Typically both functions would create a writer using the given parameters and then attach a reader to the writer's rpcstream.