[e-lang] "Comm system"

Sandro Magi smagi at higherlogics.com
Thu Mar 15 15:20:08 CDT 2007

Remoting is the standard term for this on .NET [1], although the 
features aren't nearly as robust as those provided by E remoting.


[1] http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/webservices/aa740645.aspx

Kevin Reid wrote:
> (Posted to cap-talk as well as e-lang; please consider which lists to  
> reply to.)
> Mark Miller said yesterday that he thought "comm system" was too  
> generic, that there are too many things it could refer to.
> (A comm system, in our existing terminology, is a program which  
> manages proxies for remote objects over some network/IPC protocol  
> (e.g. CapTP, boot-comm); serialization, resolution, pipelining,  
> whenBroken, etc.)
> He suggested the term "remoting system". "remoting" is an unfamiliar  
> term to me, and I'd like to hear others' thoughts on these choices of  
> terminology.

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