Earlier I've written about command pipes.
This is the internal variant of a PIPE.
To make this more tangible and visible for you I prepared a small example
The scenario is to run a monitoring process that receives
input from an unknown number of sensors. (Could be Lab equipment or similar.)
The monitor should not poll his sensors nor run
in a hang loop to scan a common global and work independently of any disk access.
To try it log into a terminal
. DO ##class(IJC.Demo).%Start()
The Highlander principle applies for this example: There can only be one
Next open a new terminal and run
. DO ##class(IJC.Demo).Sensor("mytext")
and see what happens.
It's clear that for real applications: