Re: Poor people's OS?
From: Dimitri Maziuk (dima_at_127.0.0.1)
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 19:05:58 +0000 (UTC)
Christopher Browne sez:
[ shared libraries ]
> The prime direction to improving this sort of thing would be to have
> strong interface definions in some form of IDL, but neither CORBA,
> COM, nor "Web Services" have provided _truly_ meaningful ways of
> organizing interface versioning.
Interfaces come with a lot of overhead so you normally wouldn't
use them unless you're writing a distributed app. You could throw
in more of faster hardware to compensate, but then you could just
throw in more RAM/disk space and have everything linked statically.
That's probably cheaper on hardware side and is sure cheaper on
the side of software development/maintenance.
-- I'm going to exit now since you don't want me to replace the printcap. If you change your mind later, run -- magicfilter config script