Subject: Re: CORBA (Re: Is lisp dying, What about AutoLisp?) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1999/09/09 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Espen Vestre <espen@*do-not-spam-me*.vestre.net> | - As soon as you have implemented a little SEXP parser/printer | in other languages, it isn't really very difficult to implement | your own SEXP-based tcp protocols, and provide API libraries in a | variety of languages. I did this with my client and published the code with the spec to the customers. they all used it or recoded the design into their own language, which uses vectors of strings where the first character is a type code. and fortunately, this means we don't have to deal with clients written in perl, anymore. | Since the question of standardizing on corba is an ever returning one | also where I work, I'd be glad to here your opinions or stories from | real life on this matter! I have looked at CORBA and found it to be extremely hard to use for the needs my client has: a distribution hub for a number of services and a lot of clients, consisting of a master which talks to any number of satellite slaves. since we use dedicated links, we also ran into the data transfer overhead with CORBA. my current overhead is at 3%, and CORBA seems to add 10% overhead, but this is a pretty weak estimate. #:Erik -- it's election time in Norway. explains everything, doesn't it?