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Re: MIG->Corba

From: Eray Ozkural (exa)
Subject: Re: MIG->Corba
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2001 15:04:48 +0200

Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> I think it is single server, not multi server. There are many single server
> systems, and they share the same deficiencies as monolithical kernels.
> The linux kernel is also "modular", the term is not clear and as thus it is
> confusing to use it.

Let me just confess my religious view about this then ;)

I agree with most of what you say. The thing that really gives me
the creeps is "CORBA". I think the interfaces that CORBA gives are
slightly worse than "horrible".

What I would like is a low level systems language that has message
passing as a fundamental operation, implementing every possible
optimization at the wisdom of a real compiler.

Writing that language wouldn't be difficult, we could follow the
C extension approach or even directly use one of those.

An example language would be: Cilk at MIT

Or we could write our own C extension to be perfectly in control.
In fact, I would like is an OO language, but extending C++ turns out
to have too much overhead. Perhaps extending Objective-C would be
a good bet, or we could go straight ahead and write a completely
new language. Also we should look at Inferno.

If you're talking about a really exciting hack, that would be
it; not CORBA...


Eray (exa) Ozkural
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
e-mail: erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr
www: http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/~erayo

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