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Re: ELisp as a generic COM Client?

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: ELisp as a generic COM Client?
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 15:01:51 -0600
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Siegfried Heintze wrote:

Has anyone enhanced ELisp to make it a generic COM client? Perl has this
feature and elisp seems like a good candidate?

Really?  From

        The strange history of DCOM
        Many years ago, Microsoft began modularizing Windows and their
        Windows applications by breaking them into functional components
        with well-defined, "version safe" interfaces. The idea was to
        allow pieces of Windows and applications to inter-operate.
        The name first given to this effort was "OLE", which stood for
        Object Linking and Embedding. OLE suffered nearly terminal
        birthing pains and developed a reputation for being a bad
        idea. Undaunted, Microsoft renamed it COM for "Component Object
        Model". This was still the same old OLE, but Microsoft appeared
        to hope no one would notice. COM fared somewhat better, but it
        wasn't until Microsoft gave it the sexy name "ActiveX", and
        built it into virtually everything, that developers finally gave
        up trying not to use it.

Kevin Rodgers

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