D-BUS [was: Re: Shipping Vera with 2.4]

On Thu, 2003-02-27 at 11:00, Havoc Pennington wrote:

> > 	One of the things that amazes me about D/BUS is that - having been
> > patronizingly lectured extensively in the past about how "a string is an
> > API" - it seems that D/BUS is essentially a "send a string" transport.
> > Is there really no formal contract specification language ? and/or
> > suggestions for and/or descriptions of such ? I couldn't find such a
> > thing in the documentation. You're going to need IDL - hey, you could
> > even compile that IDL to some typesafe stubs / skels !
> There probably will be an IDL, yes, and typesafe stubs/skels, on the
> level of the GLib/Qt integration libs.

Umm, congratulations, you just reinvented {CORBA, SOAP, UNO, COM}.

The idea of having system/user/app muxes is great, but why create a new
protocol for sending stuff between them?  We could have a mux that talks
an existing protocol and forwards stuff appropriately.


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