WIT Press


RIDL: An Interface Language For The Design And Development Of Reliable Distributed Object Oriented Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQE970301

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,050 kb

Author(s)

C. Exton, I. Rayner & J. Chen

Abstract

This paper describes our research on the design and implementation of an in- terface definition language, called RIDL, for distributed object oriented systems. The major goal of this language is to provide more expressive and flexible facil- ities for describing not only the signatures of distributed objects as supported by CORBA's IDL[8] and Microsoft's MIDL[6], but also their behaviour, includ- ing fault tolerance semantics, in an implementation-independent manner. This allows for more checking and reasoning on the system's behaviour at an early stage so that more cost-effectiveness and reliability could be achieved. Also, by using a sophisticated separation and distribution of the interfaces of objects in a system, R

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