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From Peter Reilly <peterrei...@apache.org>
Subject Re: <clone> or file collections
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2005 18:19:46 GMT
Matt Benson wrote:

>--- Peter Reilly <peterreilly@apache.org> wrote:
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>>Matt Benson wrote:
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>>>To be absolutely clear, no, Clone would no longer
>>>extend UE.
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>>Excellent !
>>
>>Peter.
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>On reviewing the code I am now seeing why I extended
>UE; it contains a lot of code, as I'm sure you know,
>for making these element substitutions work.  Going
>with the ProxyElement (PE) concept, PE would be a copy
>of UE with makeObject() declared as abstract (probably
>removing the UE parameter).  Do we move UE's code and
>have it extend PE?  If not, why?
>
This would be quite hard I think.

>  From a nomenclature
>standpoint, I don't know that ProxyElement really
>captures the concept any better than UnknownElement
>does to start with.  What I am saying is that,
>controversy over Clone's right to exist aside ( ;)  ),
>creating the distinction that Clone is not a UE is
>basically an exercise in refactoring for type
>distinctions that I'm not sure are warranted/have been
>properly defined.  And your thoughts?
>  
>

Peter

>-Matt
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