[Pipet Devel] XML-RPC

A.J. Rossini rossini at biostat.washington.edu
Tue Jul 11 18:57:23 EDT 2000

>>>>> "JWB" == J W Bizzaro <bizzaro at geoserve.net> writes:

    JWB> If you want to dig through more archives, there are the
    JWB> archives for Loci, which date back to April 1999:

    JWB>   http://bioinformatics.org/pipermail/pipet-devel/

    JWB> Before that, Loci was known as Tulip, and the discussions
    JWB> went back to late
    JWB> 1998.  Those archives aren't on-line though.

Thanks for the information/context.

    AJR> Is this under consideration as a mechanism for constructing
    AJR> glue or for serialization?

    JWB> The short answer is, the two guys involved in gluing things
    JWB> together (Brad and Jarl) are familiar with CORBA and seem to
    JWB> prefer it over other models.  From discussions we've had, it
    JWB> seems CORBA is superior in terms of speed and security.

Agreed, in a sense (speed, yes; security, depends and is extremely
contextual, so let's not go down that route...).

    JWB> We were seriously considering an XML-based RPC, and I even
    JWB> invented my own (with Brad's help).  But, in the end, it
    JWB> proved to be too slow and in need of too much development.

Thanks for the info!


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