dave at krondo.com
Thu Feb 13 12:41:01 CST 2003
On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 08:05, Alex Barclay wrote:
> Dave Peticolas wrote:
> >On Wed, 2003-02-12 at 19:20, Alex Barclay wrote:
> >>Derek Atkins wrote:
> >>One of the applications I would like to produce at some point is a
> >>general ledger running on my palm. When I sync it would upload its data
> >>to the gnucash engine. If we went with a raw socket interface I'd be
> >>left writing the interface code. If we went with SOAP I'd be left
> >>writing the XML messages. If we go with CORBA I can use the current
> >>object mapping and concentrate only on my app.
> >Not that I am advocating SOAP, or any other method, but this
> >is a misleading statement. You might as well say 'If we go
> >with CORBA, I'd be left writing the CORBA messages by
> >hand'. Of course, no one would do that since you could
> >use a CORBA library to do that for you. And that is precisely
> >what you would do with SOAP. There are several free SOAP
> >libraries available, for different languages.
> I'm certainly not advocating this at all. What I'm saying is that CORBA
> has a very well defined object model. Even if I had a library to
Ok, then I agree with you. It wasn't clear you were saying all of
that in your original message. I do think SOAP's interoperability
will improve eventually. The different CORBA ORBs weren't very
interoperable, once upon a time.
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