Re: Mono and GNOME. The long reply.

On Wed, 2002-02-06 at 11:17, Sergey V. Udaltsov wrote:
> > 	The CIL has one feature not found in Java though: it is
> >     byte code representation that is powerful enough to be used as a
> >     target for many languages: from C++, C, Fortran and Eiffel to Lisp
> >     and Haskell including things like Java, C#, JavaScript and Visual
> >     Basic in the mix.
> I do not know about _all_ these languages. But there is a lot of 
> implementations of different languages based on JVM:
> How can you claim Java bytecode is not "powerful enough"?
> It is just not true. 
> Not that I promote Java here, just don't want people to be misinformed.
> Also, in the statement there are few if any comments regarding
> SOAP/GNOME perspective. Will SOAP eventually replace CORBA/IIOP?
how could that happen? They server a different purpose, although with
some similarities. SOAP is just a RPC mechanism based on XML+HTTP,
whereas CORBA is a full distributed object system.

There are cases where one or the other can be used with no difference,
but they're not the same, so I doubt there will ever be a full
replacement or one or the other. When it'll make sense to use SOAP,
we'll use SOAP; when it makes sense to use CORBA, we'll use CORBA, and
that's all.

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org> - <rodrigo ximian com> -
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