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From Robert Yates <robyate...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Model api changes
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2006 21:00:57 GMT
James M Snell wrote:

>There are a number of aspects of the model api that have been bugging me
>for some time.
>For instance,
>Feed.getEntries() returns a List, however, Feed.getEntries().add(...)
>doesn't actually do anything.  It makes more sense for Feed.getEntries()
>to return an Iterator given that it's primary purpose is iterating
>through the entries.  Doing so also allows us to optimize the underlying
> Axiom code (which provides efficient element iterators).

>There are also methods such as setCategories(List) that accept a list
>that I'd like to remove mainly because I haven't yet come across a use
>case in which building up the list of items separately then setting them
>on the element makes any sense.
+1 - IMHO the api is too large at the moment.  The number of setters, 
adders and getters needs reducing.  The Entry interface for example has 
166 methods available on it at the moment (when superclasses are taken 
into account).  This is overwhelming and provides too many ways of doing 
the same thing.

>These changes would simplify and optimize the api a bit more.
>If there are no objections, I can check in a fix today.
>- James

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