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Reference Implementation

The previous chapter concluded that the POA design does look sensible. But as already noted, it had not been implemented at the time of its submission, and so the uncomfortable doubt remained that it might be hard or impossible to implement. A similar situation had occured with other parts of CORBA. The Persistent Object State Service, for example was never fully implemented and later found to be altogether buggy [38]. The goal was therefore to attempt a reference implementation of the POA in order to verify the specification's realizability.

Efficiency was to be secondary to a complete implementation, but not to be disregarded.


Frank Pilhofer