[e-lang] "Comm system"
david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Mar 15 18:46:58 CDT 2007
Kevin Reid wrote:
> (Posted to cap-talk as well as e-lang; please consider which lists to
> reply to.)
(The suggestion below is applicable to both language and non-language-based
> 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
Oz uses "distribution subsystem". I think that, or just "distribution system",
is a good choice for a system that implements distributed objects/messaging.
Note that this is the whole system, not the component of it that resides on a
David Hopwood <david.nospam.hopwood at blueyonder.co.uk>
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