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Re: Objects, processes, and encapsulation
> All that I meant was that these guys might claim
> that, in order to provide services, you still
> have to respond to a request by executing a procedure
Some years ago there was _much_ discussion about this
in the J Consortium and Sun regarding real-time Java.
The term was "ATC=Asynchronous Transfer of Control".
Do _we_ have a missing channel here? Is the transputer
model where hardware interrupt was just another channel
good enough? It's the only concept we've got, except
from polling on the input.
I believe it's good enough, and never really understood
the deeper meaning behind all the ATC thinking, but
I wasn't sure if I had lost something...
Just look in their specs, there's so much ATC talk:
http://www.rtj.org/rtj.pdf - Sun
http://www.j-consortium.org/ - J Consortium
Yes, it's a good idea to know the answers.
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