You can use a transaction queue to communicate with a subprocess
using transactions. First use
tq-create to create a transaction
queue communicating with a specified process. Then you can call
tq-enqueue to send a transaction.
This function creates and returns a transaction queue communicating with process. The argument process should be a subprocess capable of sending and receiving streams of bytes. It may be a child process, or it may be a TCP connection to a server, possibly on another machine.
tq-enqueuequeue question regexp closure fn &optional delay-question
This function sends a transaction to queue queue. Specifying the queue has the effect of specifying the subprocess to talk to.
The argument question is the outgoing message that starts the transaction. The argument fn is the function to call when the corresponding answer comes back; it is called with two arguments: closure, and the answer received.
The argument regexp is a regular expression that should match
text at the end of the entire answer, but nothing before; that’s how
tq-enqueue determines where the answer ends.
If the argument delay-question is non-
nil, delay sending
this question until the process has finished replying to any previous
questions. This produces more reliable results with some processes.
Shut down transaction queue queue, waiting for all pending transactions to complete, and then terminate the connection or child process.
Transaction queues are implemented by means of a filter function. See Filter Functions.