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Looking for a SOM overview

I am looking for a SOM technical overview. SOM is IBM's System Object Model (a cousin of Microsoft's COM technology) designed in the early 90s.

I googled but most of the links I found were broken or contained very simple descriptions of SOM.

Thank you in advance.

FireMode
Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Whoa...

SOM was big under OS/2; the Workplace Shell (OS/2's high-level GUI) was built around SOM.

I found 1 link that has something: http://www.edm2.com/0208/wps1.html

I would recommended searching for "Workplace Shell." I'm sure that IBM has a redbook on the topic ( http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/ ).

Mark Smith
Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Here's another possibility:
http://reference.dexis.net/vajava/redbooks/sg244390.pdf
It describes using SOM with Smalltalk.

And:
http://wi.wu-wien.ac.at/rgf/rexx/orx11/orx11_wps.pdf
It describes SOM with ObjectREXX.

Mark Smith
Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Thank you Mark. That's exactly what I was looking for.

FireMode
Thursday, December 25, 2003

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