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Common calls in a communications API

Inspired by several generic interfaces in the Unix/Linux world such as the socket API, and event-driven programming, I have been using the following calls (functions or methods, and event notifications) in my communications APIs

Event notifications can be implemented differently in various languages. I have used callback function in C, delegates in .NET, event listeners (observers) in Java, Blocks in Objective C, and EventEmitter in Node.js.