C++, can we develop collaborative software tools?

Jeffrey J Barbose barbose at netcom.com
Sat Feb 5 22:15:07 EST 1994

Subject: Re: C++, can we develop collaborative software tools?
From: Daz, darrenp at bruce.cs.monash.edu.au

I'm not going to start a language war, either, because there really ARE
no specific languages or development systems that can span platforms
(that is, a Macintosh lib won't be able to be linked with a Borland lib
on Windows).

If we're going to do collaborative work, two things are needed:

1) A colloborative infrastructure that is a system service.  Apple's AOCE
is one example.

2) An object system that is independent of the platform's and the
development system's binaries, and can work over networks of any kind
(from LocalTalk workgroups to internet TCP/IP WANs).  Examples of this
are IBM's SOMobjects, the OpenDoc standard, and Sun's DOE.  Think OMG. 
Think CORBA.

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