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Subject: Re: [soa-rm] eCommerce definitions

Thanks, I made a lookup and found hes book online. Should be interesting 

Francis McCabe wrote:

> More than 20 years ago, Tony Hoare go this one nailed down. In his 
> book Communicating Sequential Processes, he talks about a rendezvous 
> between processes, rather than sending messages. He correctly (IMO) 
> identified that the critical concept is one of two threads of activity 
> coming to a mutual understanding of a common event.
> This is also a nice way of thinking about service consumers 
> interacting with a service -- a rendezvous is inherently more neutral 
> than using  a service, offering a service etc. etc.
> Frank
> On Apr 15, 2005, at 5:54 AM, Anders W. Tell wrote:
>> Duane Nickull wrote:
>>> One thing I have trouble with is the use of words like "send" WRT to 
>>> an electronic message.  Is anything really sent?  No - all that 
>>> happens is the voltage at one end point is switched on and off 
>>> several times and the other side detects the voltage switches.  
>>> Nothing is actually sent from one place to another.  Can someone 
>>> actually "receive" an electronic message?
>> What about defining Send as the process/acts of making information 
>> available to another entity. And Receive, the act by which a reciver 
>> ensures that this information ultimatly is made available (when 
>> receive acts culminates or completes)?
>> By looking at serviece related regulations, the event that 
>> corresponds to when a information/service "is available for 
>> processing/acts", is of key importance.
>> turning on the philosophical mode.
>> /anders


Best Regards

/ Anders W. Tell           /
/ Financial Toolsmiths AB  /
/ <anderst@toolsmiths.se>  /


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