Xtreams – streams for the brand new millennium

by    SEO   Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Martin Kobetic


Traditional Smalltalk-80 streams have served us well for decades. They are reasonably simple and reliable (for the most part), however, over time we have accumulated a lot of practical experience using streams in a wide range of circumstances. Michael Lucas-Smith and Martin Kobetic started Xtreams as an attempt to distill some of that experience into a new implementation of streams. Xtreams allow to stream over a wide range of sources and destinations, and perform “just-in-time” transformations by stacking streams on top of other streams, for example it is possible to stream directly over content of an encrypted, compressed, base-64 encoded message as it’s being received from a socket. This talk will discuss current state of Xtreams, demonstrating some of the design choices and capabilities. Xtreams is MIT license. It is also on all the packages in the public cincom repository.

ESUG 2010, Barcelona