From: Jarl Lindrud (jlindrud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-01 14:27:22
Iain Hanson <Iain.Hanson <at> videonetworks.com> writes:
> Nice idea. Unfortunately RPC's ( including Java RMI ) don't scale. Thats
> why CORBA and J2EE were created. Simple RPC mechanisms like this
> inevitably end up being extended piece by piece until you have
> reproduced most of the CORBA functionality. Therefore IMHO I don't think
> it is a good idea for boost.
You're absolutely right that it's in no way a replacement for CORBA, but then
its not meant to be either. I wrote it for those situations where you want
something simple and easy to use (there are many such situations, no?), where
using CORBA feels like swinging a sledgehammer at a walnut.
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