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The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the distribution of objects and the sending of messages between objects that are located in different processes. Initially, a "proxy" object is created in the same process as a sender object. This proxy acts as a local receiver for all objects in the local program. When the proxy receives a message, the message is encoded and transmitted between programs as a stream of bytes. In the remote process, the message is decoded and executed as if the sender was remote. The result follows the same path, encoded, transmitted, and then decoded back in the local process. The result is then provided to the sending object.

Title
Method for providing automatic and dynamic translation of object oriented programming language-based message passing into operation system message passing using proxy objects
Application Number
731636
Publication Number
5481721
Application Date
October 31, 1994
Publication Date
January 2, 1996
Inventor
Avadis Tevanian
Mountain View
CA, US
Lee Boynton
Palo Alto
CA, US
Bertrand Serlet
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Hecker & Harriman
Assignee
NeXT Computer
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/44
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