mission critical apps; was Re: cross platform ide
pixelbird at interisland.net
Sun Feb 8 01:11:56 CST 2004
> Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 22:15:48 -0700
> From: Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com>
> Subject: mission critical apps; was Re: cross platform ide
> If the intended object does not receive the message, how will you know?
I'm no expert with understanding all of your dissertation, but I fully
understand the concern. Still, it seems to me, however wild you leave your
message-passing in these types of languages is up to the scripter as much as
it is the tenets of the language.
We can plan exactly how and where we want to trap messages and provide
callbacks that doublecheck for a proper response, i.e., one that falls
within predetermined limits, can't we?
I think it depends more on how tight and modular you want your connections
to be than on language limitations. You want it rigid, you just plan on
keeping things on a single track, close off everything so when a message
falls through it can't be caught by anything other than its intended object.
Seems like you could build an Eiffel with Rev if you had to (not sure of the
need, though ;-)) or a random number generator for a lottery.
The flexibility of being rigid is an oxymoron with clout because you can't
make it go the other way ;-)
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