[Standards] Network IO best practices

Andrey Gursky andrey.gursky at e-mail.ua
Mon Jun 11 10:02:23 UTC 2018


Hi Daniel,

On 2018-06-10 07:09, Daniel Corbe wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> First time implementor of anything XMPP-related, much less outside of
> the use of a library for dealing with XMPP.
> 
> The chosen language here is Go and the few XMPP libraries that exist
> in our world are hilariously incomplete.   So I’m stuck implementing a
> library for my application from scratch.

FYI there is a new XMPP server, which is being written in Go:
https://github.com/ortuman/jackal

> So here goes my question.
> 
> I’m watching my XMPP client talk to a server, and there doesn’t seem
> to be any delineation between stanzas.   It’s just a byte stream of
> XML.   No CR, CRLF or LF to indicate that one side of the conversation
> is finished sending messages.
> 
> How do people typically deal with this in other languages?
> 
> Because it would seem to me as if one would need to read the entire
> stream one byte at a time and wait for valid input before passing the
> message off to a parser.   IE, I’m looking for that final closing >
> before I can reply.
> 
> Is there a better way to go about it that isn’t going to incur a
> massive performance penalty?

Regards,
Andrey


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