Re: Replacement for GNet

On Mon, 2007-12-24 at 11:11 -0500, Dan Winship wrote:
> Piotr Gaczkowski wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I am interested if somebody is currently working on a GNet-like
> > library based on GObject?
> The gvfs ftp backend is going to need sockets/tcp/dns/etc support, but 
> gio doesn't currently provide anything there and I'm not sure what the 
> plan is for that...
> Anyway, there's a comparison of the available glib-based networking 
> libraries at that I 
> did a while ago. I've updated it now to include gio (and to at least 
> mention flow). It's a bit biased towards being "how are these things 
> similar to and different from soup", because that was what I was 
> interested in when I wrote it, but it still works as a general overview. 
> If people want to add info or otherwise improve it, feel free to edit it.

>From the GIO part:

* Sync and async APIs. However, GInputStream and GOutputStream are
separate classes, not interfaces, so there is no way to have a socket
object that implements both...

A socket is not really just a stream, so a GSocket object would not
implement either stream "interface". Instead you'd have accessors to get
the input and output streams. You'd also have operations like "accept"
which gave you another socket.

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