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From Glen Daniels <>
Subject RE: Axis interop problems (Sam Please Read)
Date Tue, 29 Jan 2002 17:54:32 GMT
> The most obvious issue is that the encoding of arrays has changed.
> Previously, the decision was made to treat arrays of primitives as
> primitives.  This actually gets into a deep discussion - what 
> is multi-ref
> for?  I do have a length answer that I can share, but a 
> reasonable summary
> of my feelings of the subject is quite simple: to deal with 
> the possibility
> cyclic structures.  Arrays of primitives can't participate 
> directly in an
> actual loop, so my preference is to treat them as primitive 
> objects.  In
> rare cases, this may mean more data gets transferred.  In 
> most cases, it
> will mean that less CPU will be consumed in the process.  And 
> interop will
> be successful with more endpoints.

Well summarized.  +1.


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