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8.1 Overview

This section describes the Fluke API operations provided for interprocess communication (IPC). Although all of these functions operate on various types of Fluke objects (there is no single ``Fluke IPC object type''), they are closely related in function and therefore are described together anyway.

Note that the functions described here are high-level functions callable by C and other languages; they do not necessarily represent the actual Fluke API entrypoints, but may instead be stubs that in turn invoke the actual entrypoints. In some cases, much better application-level performance can be achieved by calling the Fluke API entrypoints directly using architecture-specific calling conventions; for example, this allows application code to make full use of registerized messages and such.

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