Common Desktop Environment: ToolTalk Messaging Overview

Object-Oriented Messages

Object-oriented messages are addressed to objects managed by applications. Applications that create an object-oriented message address the message to either a specific object or to a particular type of object. Object-oriented messages are particularly useful for applications that currently use objects or that are to be designed around objects. If an existing application is not object-oriented, the ToolTalk service allows applications to identify portions of application data as objects so that applications can begin to communicate about these objects.

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Programs coded to the ToolTalk object-oriented messaging interface are not portable to CORBA-compliant systems without source changes.