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make-rpc-client

Arguments: port-class &key home remote-host remote-port poll-interval poll-count if-error re-connect begin open verbose debug mode export message-tiemout server message-length ssl passcode confirm

make-rpc-client is the new name for the function named define-rpc-client in releases prior to 6.2. The new name follows standard Common Lisp naming conventions, since this function creates a server object.

This function creates an rpc-port instance appropriate for the specified port-class ready to connect to an advertising host. The value returned is the rpc-port instance if the operation succeeds, or nil and a second value that describes the cause of the failure if the operation fails.

When the port-class argument is a subtype of rpc-socket-port, then an instance of a stream socket client is created. Note that in this case, no value should be specified for the server keyword argument, which is used for datagram socket clients only. When port-class is also a subclass of with-rpc-port-enabler (such as rpc-socket-port-with-enabler), a passcode keyword argument is also accepted. It is described with the other keyword arguments below.

When the port-class argument is a subtype of rpc-datagram-port, then an instance of a datagram socket client is created. Note that in this case, no value should be specified for the home keyword argument, since the home name of a datagram connection is constructed from the local and remote hosts and ports. The server keyword argument can be a rpc-datagram-server instance or the name of one. The server instance is used for incoming messages and the client instance is used for outgoing messages.

The actual connection happens when rpc-open-client is called. If the open argument is non-nil, an implicit call to rpc-open-client is made.

The port-class argument may be nil to denote the default port class, rpc-socket-port.

The keyword arguments are generally similar to those of make-rpc-server. They are:

See also rpc.htm for general information on the Remote Procedure Call utility in Allegro CL.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.2. This page was not revised from the 8.1 page.
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ToCDocOverviewCGDocRelNotesFAQIndexPermutedIndex
Allegro CL version 8.2
Unrevised from 8.1 to 8.2.
8.1 version