Everything is a distributed object
fowlow at pacbell.net
Sat Oct 7 19:31:09 UTC 2006
Spring was one, from a different era...
> 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
> class and other stuff like this. My impression is that those things
> 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,
> with the paradigm: "everything is a distributed object". Maybe
> languages like
> Erlang and E get close to this paradigm. Other than those I am not
> aware of
> any attempts to implement distributed computhing in this way (from
> Are you aware of any ?
> As a sidenote: I have difficulties to understand how Smalltalk works,
> especially the way method calls eventually resolve to primitive
> calls. I'd be
> most grateful for an explanation the other way round, i.e. starting
> with the
> primitives and the way the entire system builds up from them.
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