3.8. Summary

This chapter has presented the details of how to build your application using RTA so that several different types of UI programs can manage it. You've seen that you need to tell RTA about the data structures you want to make visible by describing them with TBLDEFs and COLDEFs.

While all this may seem a little overwhelming at first, stick with it. After just a little practice, you'll find that writing TBLDEFs and COLDEFs is straightforward and mostly mechanical. The extra effort to add RTA to your daemon is more than compensated by having run-time access to configuration, status, and statistics.

Figure 3-6.

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