MS moving from OOP to message passing?

David Hopwood <>
Mon Oct 25 20:03:48 CEST 2004

Marc van Woerkom wrote:
> This article is not new, but maybe you don't know it:
>   "How do we discourage unwanted intimacy?" he asked.   "The metaphor 
> we're going to use for integrating   programs (on Indigo) is service 
> orientation.   I can only interact by sending and receiving
>   messages. Message-based (communications) gives more flexibility."
> I have read such before in the texts of some esoteric language, what was 
> it called? Erlang or so? :)

Yes, but they're talking about XML stuff between heavyweight processes
in that article.

OTOH, MS Research has their Comega language which supports lightweight
message passing concurrency: <>

David Hopwood <>

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