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- Subject: Re: Mobile Lua - coming on strong
- From: Jay Carlson <nop@...>
- Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:56:16 -0500
I'll feel guilty if I let that go without context.
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Jay Carlson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Obliq allows closures to pass over the network,
...which leads to disaster, if not used very carefully and precisely.
Remote procedure call is a bottomless swamp of bugs, especially when
interfaces are not designed specifically for the purpose. E is a
rebuttal of Obliq in some ways.
If you're doing any kind of network/distributed computing, the famous
must-read paper is "A Note On Distributed Computing",
http://labs.oracle.com/techrep/1994/abstract-29.html  but in the
process of searching for it I found  "A Critique of the Remote
Procedure Call Paradigm" by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Robbert van
Renesse ( http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/publications/euteco-1988.pdf ) from
: Sun TR-94-29, Ann Wollrath, Geoff Wyant, Jim Waldo and Samuel C.
Kendall, November 1994. It is amazing how fast Oracle erased Sun's
name; it seemed like ritualized submission. Only one step from Sun to
Oracle; Modula-3 went Olivetti/DEC SRC->Compaq->HP.
: Found at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=199181 .