Open Source and E
Thu, 12 Nov 1998 15:46:46 -0800
At 02:41 PM 11/12/98 -0800, Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
>Note to E people: i think it is useful to consider positioning E
>as "the Linux/open-source solution for e-commerce" and perhaps
>also "the Linux/open-source answer to CORBA". In the vein of the
>latter, how separable is the comm system from the E language, and
>how possible is it to develop bindings to the comm system for
>other languages to promote migration to E?
The basic abstraction of the DataComm system is to send defined length
messages between identified endpoints. The endpoints are identified by DSS
The ProxyComm system builds remote invocation on top of DataComm.
It is obvious that binding Java to the comm system is easy. :-) Other
languages need to be able to handle Java objects. The protocol could be
implemented in other languages and inter-operate with the Java implementation.