Dieter Maurer dieter@handshake.de
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 20:56:17 +0000 (/etc/localtime)

uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com writes:
 > The main problem with 4DOM's overloading NodeList with PyList behavior, 
 > besides our desire to remain close to the spec except in clearly-marked 
 > exceptions, is the fact that you can't invoke methods of the form "__method__ 
 > " across an ORB.  In fact, strictly speaking, you can't encode them into IDL.
ILU has a nice extension called "custom surrogates".
It allows the raw CORBA objects to be wrapped by custom objects
providing additional functionality, e.g. Python list or
dictionary emulation.

I do not know, how wide spread this (or a similar) feature is in
other ORB's. It is very useful, though.
- Dieter