m.b.taylor at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Jun 13 07:07:05 PDT 2008
On Wed, 4 Jun 2008, John Taylor wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Mike Fitzpatrick <fitz at noao.edu> wrote:
>> That said, I'd still like to have an 'app' class of messages
>> since not every administrative message will be coming from the hub.
>> My sense is that app.echo and app.isAlive really mean the same thing
>> and could be just 'app.ping' or somesuch (after all, if an app isn't
>> alive it would never respond, but then neither would any other message).
> I'd agree with that. I put the echo message in just for test purposes as
> something I could send and not cause any side effects. ping does the same
following this up belatedly - for consistency I plan (unless anyone
objects) to rename the Standard Profile hub method isAlive() to ping().
As Mike points out, ping is a less confusing label for this
Mark Taylor Astronomical Programmer Physics, Bristol University, UK
m.b.taylor at bris.ac.uk +44-117-928-8776 http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/~mbt/
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