The Mockingbird System: A Compiler-based Approach to Maximally Interoperable Distributed Programming

        We describe Mockingbird, a set of distributed programming tools to enable interoperation across languages that avoids many of the complexities of IDL-based programming. Mockingbird employs a new correctness criterion known as interconvertibility to achieve a richer set of mappings between different type systems. An intermediate representation, MockSL, captures interconvertibility and
        mediates stub compilation. We use a multi-language programming example both to illustrate deficiencies in previous techniques and to show how Mockingbird achieves its goal.

By: Joshua Auerbach and Mark C. Chu-Carroll

Published in: RC20718 in 1997


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