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Implement a Transit transport #61

bbatsov opened this Issue Oct 22, 2018 · 2 comments


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bbatsov commented Oct 22, 2018

That's a pretty similar issue to #60.

Having a Transit transport would simplify the lives of people using Clojure/ClojureScript/Java clients for nREPL. It's main advantage over an EDN transport would be that Transit defines a more flexible format that's also JSON friendly.

It should be pretty easy to create a transport based on the default bencode transport that simply uses Transit instead of bencode. Here's the implementation of the bencode transport as a reference:

(defn bencode
  "Returns a Transport implementation that serializes messages
   over the given Socket or InputStream/OutputStream using bencode."
  ([^Socket s] (bencode s s s))
  ([in out & [^Socket s]]
   (let [in (PushbackInputStream. (io/input-stream in))
         out (io/output-stream out)]
      #(let [payload (rethrow-on-disconnection s (bencode/read-bencode in))
             unencoded (<bytes (payload "-unencoded"))
             to-decode (apply dissoc payload "-unencoded" unencoded)]
         (merge (dissoc payload "-unencoded")
                (when unencoded {"-unencoded" unencoded})
                (<bytes to-decode)))
      #(rethrow-on-disconnection s
                                 (locking out
                                   (doto out
                                     (bencode/write-bencode %)
      (fn []
        (if s
          (.close s)
            (.close in)
            (.close out))))))))

As this transport will require an extra dep it'd be best to implement it as a tiny separate library in the nREPL org.


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pfeodrippe commented Dec 12, 2018

Let's close this o/

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