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firewood
May 24, 2009, 01:27 AM
Is the Obj-C object/method paradigm robust/opaque enough to allow moving objects around to different processes maybe even running on different VMs?

Are there any real applications or application frameworks using distributed objects? (or some other Obj-C extension?)

thanks.



LtRammstein
May 25, 2009, 03:53 AM
Do you mean like parallel computing but on a larger scale? As in not in a set cluster but multiple clusters?

jpyc7
May 25, 2009, 08:02 AM
I haven't used it, but from my reading the NSArchiver class is supposed to serialize objects.

I think there may be free SOAP C implementations that you can link into your project. Another thing I haven't used (or barely understand).

I guess the difference is that with serialization, your data format is fixed at compile time for sender and receiver. With SOAP you gain some ability to extend the data format and support class reflection(?).

aliher
May 25, 2009, 09:00 AM
PDO maybe?

http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/DistrObjects/DistrObjects.html