Glish is an interpretive language for building loosely-coupled distributed systems from modular, event-oriented programs. Written by Vern Paxson <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
These programs are written in conventional languages such as C, C++, or Fortran.
Glish scripts can create local and remote processes and control their communication.
Glish also provides a full, array-oriented programming language (similar to S
) for manipulating binary data sent between the processes.
In general Glish uses a centralised communication model where interprocess communication passes through the Glish interpreter
, allowing dynamic modification and rerouting of data values, but Glish also supports point-to-point links between processes when necessary for high performance.
Version 2.4.1 includes an interpreter
, C++ class
library and user manual.
It requires C++ and there are ports to SunOS
, an HP/UX (rusty).
["Glish: A User-Level Software Bus for Loosely-Coupled Distributed Systems," Vern Paxson and Chris Saltmarsh, Proceedings of the 1993 Winter USENIX Conference, San Diego, CA, January, 1993].