|Pliant talk forum
Feature request: 'Console' input for the Pliant interpreter
|Message posted by marcus on 2005/04/21 17:09:36
|It would be nice if the Pliant interpreter also included a 'console' input window in
which novice programmers could do experiments with Pliant programs that use
What do you think?
|Message posted by hubert.tonneau on 2005/04/21 17:33:29
|I cannot do it easily with the HTTP interface.
With the Pliant browser, it should be no problem.
On the Pliant browser side, it took me much more time than I wished to cope
with the two following issues:
. completely async protocol between the client and the server (a must to get
decent usability in case of high latency such as on wan as opposed to lan)
. proper handling of text paragraphs
Both issues are now solved, but I still have to properly define the
communication protocol details.
I mean the final Pliant will use three different communication protocols:
. browser to server
. remote storage access (think as file sharing)
. RPC (remote procedure call)
and I want all of these to be consistent:
. define a single encoding for mainly ascii with simple blob encoding
. define easy rooting so that NAT traversal be no problem
. define unified secured access (RC4 password exchange though RSA encoding
as in the current secured channel implementation)
I will probably deal with providing the Windows frontend for the browser
this summer since I'll have a fast dual boot test machine fairly soon.
All of this explains why release 94 is still not out there. I planned it
to contain the first release of the browser, and it was not a good idea
because it's a too huge jump.