PythonCom equivalent on Linux!

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Tue Oct 19 11:40:12 CEST 2004

Eric Brunel <eric_brunel at> wrote:

> Alex Martelli wrote:
> [snip]
> > (Corba specifies language bindings for a bazillion
> > languages, but any given broker may not offer _all_, I believe...).
> Just a precision to be sure no-one will be misunderstanding this: nothing
> prevents you to use different CORBA ORBs for your different languages.
> Since all ORBs use the same protocols and architecture, they interoperate
> quite gracefully.

Absolutely, as long as typical inter-ORB mechanisms (IIOP first and
foremost, I believe that's the only standardized one, right?) are
acceptable for your purposes.  The OP seemed to think that this couldn't
possibly be the case for _his_ purposes and I didn't challenge that

> I used once fnorb for Python ( and JacORB for Java
> ( and everything worked OK.
> But of course, you may get some functions implemented in some ORBs, but
> not in other ones (e.g activation models...)

Right.  A fully standard compliant ORB need not talk to other ORBs by
anything else except IIOP (if it does more, swell, but it don't hafta).

> The OMG site has a good list of ORBs, free or commercial:

Very good site to check for anything CORBA, btw, so tx for posting the
URL!  I should have dome that myself but didn't think of it, sorry.


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