[Pharo-project] Pharo and Astronomy?

Alexandre Bergel alexandre at bergel.eu
Fri Nov 5 12:27:32 CET 2010


Thanks for this summary

Cheers,
Alexandre


On 4 Nov 2010, at 20:58, YossiDM wrote:

> 
> I haven't used astronomy packages, but I've played around with interop with
> other languages. I am assuming your goal is that you don't want to replace
> your libraries, rather just make use of them.
> 
> In general, there are a few strategies that also apply to python, but I have
> never done direct integration:
> 
> -Web Services - IMO, the best option if possible and all you want is to
> send/receive results and super speed is not an issue or calls can be done in
> logical batches or something. It will depend how your application works if
> this is an option. We've done this for example with WPF applications
> consuming Smalltalk code and data in C# as there's no magic bridge between
> C# and Pharo that I am aware of yet.
> 
> -C libraries to act as a bridge (FFI/Alien in Pharo)
> 
> -Shell Scripting
> 
> -Process calls/integration/shell (OSProcess and the like in Pharo, Piping
> and such in Python). 
> 
> -Persistent Store - send data to a persistent store or location and have
> python or pharo receive push or pull notifications or integration with any
> of the above. Could be the file system, database, or something else.
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> 

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