Everything is a distributed object

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Oct 10 11:59:11 CEST 2006

Martin Drautzburg wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've seen various attempts to add distributed computing capabilities on top
> of an existing language. For a true distributed system I would expect it to
> be possible to instantiate objects of a remote class or to subclass a
> remote class and other stuff like this. My impression is that those things
> are difficult when built on top of an existing language.
> Since the paradigm "everything is an object" pays so well, I thought it
> might be less painful to implement a distributed system from ground up,
> starting with the paradigm: "everything is a distributed object".
Unfortunately the overhead of supporting distribution is way too high to 
want to invoke it between two objects living in the same process.

> Do you know if such a thing has been attempted with python, i.e. by hacking
> the python core and add new capabilities to "object". Or do you think that
> this is really a silly idea ? 

I'd prefer to say "misguided" ;-)

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