[mercury-users] MCORBA

Tyson Dowd trd at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed Jul 26 09:03:30 AEST 2000

On 26-Jul-2000, Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> On 25-Jul-2000, Michael Day <mcda at students.cs.mu.oz.au> wrote:
> > If not, will this change in light of the recent .NET related announcement?
> Yes.  The MS .NET framework provides easy interoperation with existing
> COM components (at least for COM components which support Automation(?)).
> MS provide a tool which takes a COM component and converts it into
> a .NET component.

This is about right.  We have a demo that hooks eliza.m up to the
Microsoft Agent COM object, which means a little animated character
speaks whatever eliza is saying.

Using COM components from .NET is about 1000x easier than using them
using the "classic" COM interface.

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