Separating Replication from Distributed Communication:
Problems and Solutions<
Miguel Antunes, Hugo Miranda, António Rito Silva, Luís Rodrigues
and Jorge Martins
Selected sections of this report will be published in the Proceedings
of the International Workshop on Distributed Dynamic Multiservice
Architectures (DDMA), in conjunction with the 21st International
Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS-21) April 16-19,
2001. Phoenix, Arizona, USA..
Replication and distributed communication are usually tightly
coupled. This code tangling forbids their independent reuse and
adaptation. In this position paper the problems resulting from
coupling replication with distributed communication are discussed. In
addition, a solution based on separation of concerns is proposed. The
abstractions for each concern are presented as well as their
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