RMI support?

Christopher Smith cbsmith at envise.com
Mon Dec 28 17:52:57 PST 1998

Tom Gall wrote:
> Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> > On Dec 23, 1998, Christopher Smith <cbsmith at envise.com> wrote:
> > > I'll check which classes. I seem to recall it was the sun.io.* classes. I
> > > was using the version IBM provides to patch Microsoft's VM. Perhaps there
> > > is another version without such problems?
> > Maybe the same ByteConverter stuff that makes HotJava not 100% Pure
> > Java :-(
> It's more than that. Some of the implementation of RMI is native methods that
> needto do some inspection of objects as well as pickling and the like. These
> methods are not
> hard to write but you've got to be pretty knowledgeable in the full RMI
> interworkings
> as well as the deep down details of objects inside of the JVM.
> Sun has an RMI spec that has enough of the information in it one can figure it
> all out.
I'm pretty familiar with RMI, and I can't think of anything that
requires native methods. The reflective API's gives you solid knowledge
of any object, and the serialization API gives you 90% of what you need.
Furthermore, my understanding of the various RMI.ZIP's that are out
there for MS's VM are actually the same class files that sun was


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