Note to self: Distributed Objects
A blast from the past: This is a three-year old article draft. It's a joy for me to see that marvellous Smalltalk syntax again. :-)
To remind myself how to use Apple's/GNUstep's distributed objects: The GNUstep manual sums it up quite nicely. Here's the code the Pracmatic Smalltalk way:
To provide a service...
| connection | connection := NSConnection defaultConnection. connection setRootObject: rootObj. (connection registerName: 'a service name') ifFalse: [ "handle error" ]. "if not an application:" NSRunLoop currentRunLoop run.
To use a service...
| proxy | proxy := NSConnection rootProxyForConnectionWithRegisteredName: 'a service name' host: hostName usingNameServer: NSSocketPortNameServer sharedInstance.