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Re: first steps in the Hurd code

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: first steps in the Hurd code
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 02:09:47 +0200
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On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 12:52:07AM +0100, Greg Buchholz wrote:
> how all the pieces fit together yet.  All of the talk about ports,
> messages, and translators makes me think of ports, packets, and servers on
> the networking side of things.  Does anyone else think that is a valid
> analogy?

Better think about objects and interfaces.  Like, if you have an object file,
and an interface io_read, you do file->io_read() to read from the file.  The
high level view ignores that this actually has to send a message to a server
that provides file.  If you are there, then you can go one level down and
look at CORBA, for example.

> What could be added to that comparasion to make it more correct?
> In general, I think documentation that looks more like English and less
> like code would be very helpful.

return 1;   ;)


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