Generic Containers for a Distributed Object Store
Institut f"ur Informatik, Universit"at Klagenfurt
Universit"atsstr. 65, A-9020 Klagenfurt, Austria
In this paper we report of an experiment about how generic container
classes can be used to build up a distributed main memory object
store. This approach is inspired by the C++ standard template library
(STL) but uses set-like associative structures instead of the
array-like sequential structures mainly used by the STL. The basic
structure is a container with only fundamental functionality. The
only way to access the data of the elements is to apply a function to
all the elements. We show how such containers can be extended to
indexed sets and distributed object stores.
We use Modula-3 to implement the generic classes. Experiments show
that such containers form powerful building blocks especially suitable
for implementing distributed containers.
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