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This is my first stab at a simple socket client to go against my cowsay server.
require 'socket'
module CowSay
class Client
class << self
attr_accessor :host, :port
end
# Convert our arguments into a document that we can send to the cowsay
#>server.
#
# Options:
# message: The message that you want the cow to say
# body: The cowsay body that you want to use
def self.say(options)
if !options[:message]
raise "ERROR: Missing message argument"
end
if !options[:body]
options[:body] = "default"
end
request <<EOF
MESSAGE #{options[:message]}
BODY #{options[:body]}
EOF
end
def self.request(string)
# Create a new connection for each operation
@client = TCPSocket.new(host, port)
@client.write(string)
# Send EOF after writing the request
@client.close_write
# Read until EOF to get the response
@client.read
end
end
end
CowSay::Client.host = 'localhost'
CowSay::Client.port = 4481
puts CowSay::Client.say message: 'this is cool!'
puts CowSay::Client.say message: 'This SUCKS!', body: 'beavis.zen'
puts CowSay::Client.say message: 'Moshi moshi!', body: 'hellokitty'
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