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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.

Wednesday, December 24, 2003


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:

I would recommended searching for "Workplace Shell." I'm sure that IBM has a redbook on the topic ( ).

Mark Smith
Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Here's another possibility:
It describes using SOM with Smalltalk.

It describes SOM with ObjectREXX.

Mark Smith
Wednesday, December 24, 2003

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

Thursday, December 25, 2003

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