Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference
Iclient/Iserver: Distributed Objects using [incr Tcl]
Lee F. Bernhard
Bell Labs Innovations for Lucent Technologies
a simple distributed object framework for [incr Tcl] applications that
enables its clients to synchronize activities and share information. Using
Iclient/Iserver, clients can access objects living on a remote server tranparently,
making building client/server applications both easy and intuitive. Iclient/Iserver
is conceptually similar to the widely used CORBA standard, but is much
simpler, intended for building smaller, client/server applications where
the cost and complexity of a CORBA implementation cannot be justified.
In this paper I describe
the use of Iclient/Iserver for sharing server objects among clients. I
explain the underlying architecture and implementation of the distributed
object system. I conclude by illustrating how to use Iclient/Iserver to
build a simple networked version of the card game Hearts.
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