corba, soap, com, etc...

Jiva DeVoe jiva at
Sat Dec 9 19:08:31 EST 2000

Scott Hathaway wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
> I need some advice.  I want to write an api engine in python that will be
> used as the back end to a gui.  The gui will not be written in python.  I
> need a way to expose the api I create that is cross platform.  On Windows,
> I
> would use COM.  Since I need cross platform, what are my options and what
> are the advantages and disadvantages.  I know about CORBA, but I do not
> know
> if CORBA can be used from python.  I have also heard about SOAP, but is it
> only web based?
> If there is a corba or soap interface to python, can you please point me
> to it?
> Your input is greatly appreciated!
> Thanks!
> Scott

Check out fnorb.  It's an excellent open source CORBA 
implementation for python.

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