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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Converter Area of Concern
Date Thu, 31 May 2001 12:02:20 GMT
Tim Vernum <Tim.Vernum@macquarie.com.au> wrote:

> From: Stefan Bodewig [mailto:bodewig@apache.org]
> 
>> >>Not entirely, at least for the two interpretations I've given,
>> >>they belong to (2) as well.  If I define a new task/type, I may
>> >>need a custom converter.
>> > 
>> > Possibly but should we allow/encourage that sort of action?
>> 
>> How would I use my new data type if I cannot supply a converter for
>> the ${} expansion of it?  Yes, I think we should allow that.
> 
> What sort of data-types are people likely to use?

I have no idea, just don't want to restrict them when it is not really
necessary.

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Stefan

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