Everything is a distributed object

Anthony G. Anton III agantoniii at earthlink.net
Sat Oct 7 20:42:22 UTC 2006

At 9:41 PM +0200 10/7/06, 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". 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 ground
>Are you aware of any ?

Jini...no, it's not about networked toasters (that's a misconception 
due to lame marketing by Sun).


     Javaspaces (a Jini service)

I would love to have a Smalltalk analog for Jini. For me that would 
be a "killer tool" for distributed systems solutions.

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