I'd give up Perl tomorrow if only...
derek at wedgetail.com
Tue Jun 25 04:30:15 CEST 2002
Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Jun 2002 09:50:54 GMT, Derek Thomson <derek at wedgetail.com> wrote:
>>Among other things, it's one of the reasons I'm tinkering with a Perl ORB.
> There's also XMLRPC, and SOAP, something already supported by both
These are no good for reasons I've described elsewhere on this thread.
To summarize, the major problem is this - "How do you represent object
references?". It's the difference between a marshalling scheme (which is
what XMLRPC, SOAP, and CORBA-IIOP are) and a scalable architecture for
distributed systems, which is what CORBA is (distributed as opposed to
The simple answer for those who have large bandwidth, and like to waste
it, and therefore want to use SOAP and/or XMLRPC as an on-the-wire
protocol, is to add a CORBA-like infrastructure on top of, say XMLRPC,
which I have in fact done with Fnorb in the xmlrpc branch on SourceForge.
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