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Linux Journal: CORBA, Part II: Advanced Features

Feb 11, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gerry Pocock)

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"In Part I of this series on CORBA, we presented a brief look at CORBA, what it is and how it used. In Part II we are going to look at two advanced features of CORBA. The first feature we are going to look at deals with the advanced data structures supported by the CORBA IDL. In particular, we are going to look at sequences and unions. The second feature deals with the CORBA services included as part of the CORBA standard. In particular, we are going to look at the CORBA Naming Service and how it can be used to located CORBA objects.

"Anyone who has programmed using the C or C++ languages knows that pointers and, in the case of C++, references, are valuable tools for manipulating and processing data. Because CORBA objects are global objects and may exist in different address spaces, data pointers cannot be passed between objects. For example, a linked list structure in one object cannot be passed to another object as part of a method invocation..."

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