Simple access to UNIX domain sockets.
The interface is similar to the builtin TCP socket functionality in CHICKEN.
- unix-listen PATHNAME #!optional BACKLOGprocedure
Creates a socket listener object. PATHNAME gives the name of the file that represents the connection. BACKLOG specifies how many pending connections are allowed and defaults to 10.
- unix-listener? Xprocedure
Returns #t if X is a unix socket listener object, or #f otherwise.
- unix-close LISTENERprocedure
Closes the socket associated with the listener object.
- unix-accept LISTENERprocedure
Waits for a connection from a client and returns two values: an input- and output-port which can be used to communicate with the connecting process. Calling unix-accept does not block other threads from running.
- unix-accept-ready? LISTENERprocedure
Returns #t if a unix-accept for this listener would not block the current thread, or #f otherwise.
- unix-connect PATHNAMEprocedure
Connects to the socket given in PATHNAME and returns two values: an input- and output-port which allow communication with the server.
- unix-listener-fileno LISTENERprocedure
Returns the file-descriptor of the socket associated with the given listener object.
- unix-listener-path LISTENERprocedure
Returns the pathname of the socket associated with the given listener object.
Create a pair of connected sockets and returns four values: an input- and output-port for the first socket, and the same for the second socket. These ports can be used for bidirectional communication between a parent and child process, for example.
If you try to write to the socket's output port when the other side has shut down the socket, a SIGPIPE will be generated. The application must handle or ignore the signal (see posix); once the signal is dealt with, the write attempt will raise an exception of its own using signal from Exceptions.
- 1.7 Add unix-pair
- 1.4 Do not import errno, to make it compatible with Chicken 4.1.0
- 1.3 Applied bugfix by Shawn Wagner
- 1.2 Added include for sys/time.h, which is needed on some systems [Thanks to Kon Lovett]
- 1.1 Replaced use of (end-of-file) with #!eof
- 1.0 Initial release
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