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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RT] Is Poolable Harmful?
Date Mon, 07 Jan 2002 14:17:38 GMT
Michael McKibben wrote:

>>>interface Resettable extends SingleThreaded
>>>{
>>>     void reset();
>>>}
>>>
> 
> How is this different from Recyclable.recycle()? 



It is more semantically correct--and it is not associated with the Pool.




> On a different subject, why does ComponentManager/ComponentSelector (et
> al) require Component and not just return/use Object? The reason why I ask
> is that a lot of interfaces do not extend from Component (for example the
> excalibur DataSource interface) and it looks awkward to see:


Because it is not an ObjectManager, but a ComponentManager.


> 
> DataSource ds = (DataSource)cm.lookup(DataSource.ROLE);
> ...
> cm.release((Component)ds);
> 
> Having to cast my interface to Component is a useless step and makes my
> code look ugly :)



I will alter the work interface for DataSource to extend Component--making
that cast no longer necessary.




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