Subject: Re: corba or sockets?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 30 Oct 2000 11:56:44 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Fernando Rodríguez <spam...@must.die>
| I have to comunicate a lisp process with a c++ app and I was
| considering corba or using sockets. Both are rather new to me, so
| wich one would you recommend and why? O:-)

  CORBA is already badly designed, so if you are new to sockets and
  protocol design (which you will get yourself into), the likelihood
  that you, too, will design your protocol badly is so high that it is
  probably better to go with CORBA.

  If you are very dedicated, you will probably spend a few months just
  getting up to speed with protocol design before you can do something
  that is not a total drag, and upwards of a year to get it fully
  right.  Such braindamaged disasters as HTTP (any version) would not
  have been possible if there were at least some reasonably accessible
  material on how to do these things.

  Security problems in protocols are so common and so hard to avoid
  that you _really_ don't want to expose yourself to the process of
  learning by doing.

  Does anyone remember where I parked Air Force One?
                                   -- George W. Bush