Subject: Re: corba or sockets?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 30 Oct 2000 15:20:33 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Michael Livshin <>
| do you imply that it *was* possible to come up with a better wire
| protocol for CORBA as it is, or that the whole concept of "remote
| procedure call" (i.e. the CORBA semantics) is not an adequate
| abstraction in situations involving non-trivial network latencies?

  Yes, that the remote procedure call model is fundamentally flawed.

  It is, however, possible to do remote procedure calls intelligently,
  but it requires a programming language that can deal with unfinished
  computations and actually calculate with them for a while.  This is
  not terribly difficult stuff, but not trivial, either.

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