[Haskell-cafe] Using Haskell to write dbus server

Maciej Piechotka uzytkownik2 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 13:19:19 EST 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 09:37 -0800, John Millikin wrote:
> Why would you want to?
> Any conforming D-Bus client can connect to any conforming D-Bus
> server, so there's no particular advantage to having the same language
> on both ends of the connection. Additionally, there's a lot of fiddly
> low-level details (memory management, OS integration) which are
> difficult to implement in Haskell but relatively easy in C. The
> reference implementation of D-Bus has had an awful amount of work
> poured into making it stable and usable even in the face of external
> errors, such as out of memory -- replicating that work, in any
> language would be a pain.
> That isn't a rhetorical question, by the way -- I've written
> mostly-complete implementation of the client libraries, and intend to
> write a server at some point. But without a clear reason to write the
> server, it's just languishing on the TODO list. If you have any use
> for a Haskell D-Bus server which can't be served by the reference
> implementation, I'd be glad to hear it.

Ok. I'll look on it. Maybe then I'll post the bindings (with some
template haskell or similar) to hackage. The client have already
established API (in terms of DBus) and is not in Haskell.


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