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From: Scott Woods (scottw_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-17 17:20:13

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From: "Scott Woods" <scottw_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>

> Hi Yigong, Hans, Stjepan...
> Good to hear about all the "marshalling" activity out there. Sounds like
> we have been treading similar paths.
> I have grumbled about the tools and techniques available in this area for
> years. Recently I was cornered into a lot of distributed software
> development
> and re-discovered how hard it all is. I now have a wish-list for tools
> and techniques I might consider for marshalling in the future. Here are a
> few;
> * single definition of external representation (i.e. serialization) for
> persistence and network messaging purposes
> * multiple encodings (e.g. readable, fast or secure)
> * purely async software at the lower levels, i.e. only an application
> thread
> may block on a sync RPC
> * multiple program and threading models (e.g. simple server like an FTP
> server vs a complex program that initiates
> and accepts multiple connections with different encodings and protocols)
> * formalized protocols, i.e. an RPC protocol might have CALL, RETURN and
> EXCEPTION entries.
> * object-based message routing (e.g. a (local) object originates a message
> and a (possibly remote) object is the target)

Oops and;

* integration with standard protocols and encodings

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