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J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Mon Mar 12 09:37:01 EST 2001

Nicolas Chauvat wrote:
> SOAP is slow... because parsing XML messages is slow and using a generic
> format for marshalling objects is verbose (ie much slower than Corba and
> its stub mechanism). But it works and looks like a good open-standard
> candidate.

We don't have to choose one or the other for everything.  There's nothing
wrong with:

  Local: CORBA
    (UIL <--> DL <--> BL <--> PL)

  Remote: SOAP or Fipa
    (BL <--> BL or DL <--> DL)

Or is there?

J.W. Bizzaro                                           jeff at bioinformatics.org
Director, Bioinformatics.org: The Open Lab     http://bioinformatics.org/~jeff
"All those scientists--they're all alike!  They say they're working for us,
but what they really want is to rule the world!" 
  -- Angry Villager, Young Frankenstein

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