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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [myrmidon] axe DataType interface
Date Sun, 23 Jun 2002 06:35:38 GMT
At 10:23 AM 6/23/2002 +1000, you wrote:
>What do you think of getting rid of the DataType interface?  We'd keep the
>role, but drop the requirement that a data-type must implement the interface.

Im not a fan of it - but you already knew that. In effect if we were to put 
this in we would be special casing the whole system. It would be better to do

if( datatype ) doMagic();
else doNormalStuff();

That way at least we explicitly list the special case.


Cheers,

Peter Donald
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"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind,
and proving that there is no need to do so - almost
everyone gets busy on the proof."
              - John Kenneth Galbraith
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