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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Make your stand now - Is Avalon for more than ReUse ?
Date Thu, 20 Jun 2002 23:47:42 GMT
At 02:46 PM 6/20/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>Submitted this question within <flamebait/> earlier, but it got ignored. 
>It needs to be answered.
>Is Avalon for ANY other purpose than *Component Re-Use* or not? That is 
>certainly my only interest. It is arguably what attracts most people to 
>it? True or false?

My main draw card for me is that it gives me a ready-made template for 
application. However the template does not enforce any domain specific 
constraints or structure. Thus I can rapidly prototype applications and 
know I will be able to evolve them in the future with relative ease. So 
what I like is the quick initial implementation and the ability to scale up 
with minimal pain.

Reuse would be fantastic. There are large chunks of cocoon I would love to 
reuse in myrmidon but I can't as they are littered with Cocoon specific 

The main motivation for containerKit/metainfo stuff is that I will be able 
to cleanly reuse these things without effecting cocoons current usage.


Peter Donald
"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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