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From: "Dmitry A. Kazakov" <>
Subject: Re: Sockets, Streams, and Element_Arrays: Much confusion
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2022 23:55:07 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <toqekb$1rd9$> (raw)

On 2022-12-31 23:32, wrote:

> I have to disagree here.  UDP is perfectly fine for RPC-like (Remote Procedure Call) transactions on a local area network.

RPC and other synchronous exchange policies should be avoided as much as 

Saying said that, implementation of RPC on top of streams is 
incomparable more easier than on top of UDP.

> And it is orders of magnitude easier to implement on microcontrollers than TCP.

Not at all. You need:

- Safe transmission and error correction on top UDP;
- Buffering and sorting out incoming datagrams;
- Maintaining sequence numbers;
- Splitting messages that do not fit into a single datagram and 
reassembling them on the receiver side;
- Buffering on the sender side to service resend requests.

This is extremely difficult and huge load for a microcontroller.

> Getting between Stream_Element_Array and a byte array is a pain and I wound up just looping over arrays, copying one byte at a time.  If somebody has a better idea, let me know.

Use "in situ" conversion if you are concerned about copying. E.g.

    pragma Import (Ada, Y);
    for Y'Address use X'Address;

Dmitry A. Kazakov

  parent reply	other threads:[~2022-12-31 22:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-12-31 12:11 Sockets, Streams, and Element_Arrays: Much confusion Mark Gardner
2022-12-31 13:11 ` Dmitry A. Kazakov
2022-12-31 13:50   ` Mark Gardner
2022-12-31 14:16     ` Dmitry A. Kazakov
2022-12-31 15:18     ` Jeffrey R.Carter
     [not found]   ` <>
2022-12-31 22:49     ` Jeffrey R.Carter
2022-12-31 22:55     ` Dmitry A. Kazakov [this message]
2022-12-31 17:39 ` Simon Wright
2022-12-31 19:36   ` Mark Gardner
2022-12-31 20:16     ` Dmitry A. Kazakov
2022-12-31 23:41       ` Simon Wright
2023-01-01  9:48         ` Dmitry A. Kazakov
2023-01-01 16:11           ` Simon Wright
2023-01-01 16:17         ` Niklas Holsti
2023-01-05  7:55 ` Daniel Norte de Moraes
2023-01-05 10:35   ` Dmitry A. Kazakov
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