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Kevin A. Smith kevin@REDACTED
Wed May 21 23:40:02 CEST 2008

How did you ever guess? :-) C++ and Java. And I still have the scars :(
On May 21, 2008, at 5:37 PM, Dominic Williams wrote:

> 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++.
> Regards,
> Dominic Williams
> http://dominicwilliams.net
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