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Cell, a model for strongly Distributed Object Based systems is discussed. Its components, the nucleus and the membrane, are presented and their characteristics are described. The notions of trading and type transparency in the context of the Cell model are described and issues related to their design and implementation are presented.
Object Frameworks, ed. D. Tsichritzis, CUI, University of Geneva, 1992 under the title ?The Implementation of the Hybrid Cell?