[Mono-list] Remoting: small difference between Mono and .NET
Thu, 22 Jan 2004 09:19:09 +0100
I'm posting this to help other programmers falling into this small pitfall.
While testing IIOP.NET (http://iiop-net.sourceforge.net/), we run into a
difference in the way Mono and .NET handle a IReceiverChannel in the
remoting (we did define our own channel).
IReceiverChannel defines the method StartListening, which instructs the
channel to start listening for incoming requests.
A channel is usually deployed as follows:
IiopChannel chn = new IiopChannel(defaultPort);
In .NET, StartListening is not explicitely called, thus we call it in the
channel's constructor; in Mono, StartListening is called by
IMHO the Mono way is more intuitive. Anyway, portable code must be able to
deal with both framework implementations. Thus, we still call
StartListening in the constructor, and added a check in StartListening to
make sure it is called only once or after a StopListening.
I hope this small warning may be of some help....