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Tuple Spaces

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2004 22:21:02 -0400 (CLT)

Linda was the original tuple space - http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?TupleSpace

I knew that, but what was news to me, was that JavaSpaces is a Java
re-implementation.  If you understand Linda, then JavaSpaces suddenly
become obvious - http://www.dancres.org/cottage/javaspaces.html

It turns out that there are also a bunch more impementations.  Python has
PyBrenda and PyLinda, while IBM developed TSpaces.  There were also some
XML based implementations (Ruple, no longer being developed, and Crudlets,
which seemed to have disappeared entirely).

There's a discussion of some licence problems related to JavaSpaces here -
http://www.dancres.org/cottage/scsl_probs.html - as part of the Blitz
project - http://www.dancres.org/blitz/

What's the current state of play - are any of these technologies popular,
being developed further, multi-language, etc?  Has Linda made way for
JavaSpaces?  Since JavaSpaces includes "mobile code" it make be hard to
make it multi-language...

Andrew

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