[e-lang] [RFP] cross-language object serialization (E <--->
rwithers12 at attbi.com
Sun Jan 19 23:55:23 UTC 2003
On Sunday, January 19, 2003, at 01:06 PM, Anthony Hannan wrote:
> Robert Withers <rwithers12 at attbi.com> wrote:
>> Last night, I successfully established a negotiated connection between
>> an E Vat and a Squeak-E Vat.
thank you! :)
>> The remaining barrier to a technical integration is a serialization
>> format that would allow both to exchange objects.
> You should consider the Squeak image segment format. I don't know how
> objects are represented, but they must be similar. An image segment is
> just a cut of the object graph with in-pointers and out-pointers
> converted to remote pointers. Using the raw object format is the most
> direct form of serialization.
hmm...doesn't this use SmartRefStream? The problem is that E uses Java
serialization and we don't do that - we have Squeak serialization.
Would image segments be easily implementable in Java?
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