[erlang-questions] facebook chat server

Dominic Williams <>
Wed May 21 23:37:00 CEST 2008

Hi Kevin,

Kevin A. Smith a écrit :
> I like Thrift because there's no ORB, the client/server
> model is actually pretty sane, and the IDL strikes the
> right balance between completeness and usefulness. I can
> actually read the source to Thrift and understand what
> the code is doing. The last time I did anything with
> CORBA (around the late 1990's) it was all so complicated
> and difficult to use. It seemed like "Hello, World"
> required a ton of infrastructure and 100 lines of code.
> IMHO SOAP is just as bad with all the WS-* madness and
> lack of interop between impls.

Back in the late nineties, were you using CORBA from C or C++?

I have not looked at Thrift, but using CORBA from Python and
Erlang is a breeze. Even the Java binding is quite nice,
certainly a lot simpler than C++.


Dominic Williams


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