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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Delegates
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2002 13:07:41 GMT
Leo Sutic wrote:
> Berin,
> 
> regarding delegates.
> 
>  1) I want them too.
> 
>  2) They are cool.
> 
>  3) Events are cool too.
> 
>  4) They don't belong in Excalibur/Util, because they are more than just
>     utilities for Excalibur.
> 
>  5) They don't belong in Excalibur, because Excalibur is supposed to
>     be Avalon-specific. (That's why we're throwing out Collections).
> 
>  6) They don't belong in Framework. 
> 
>  7) They are really language-level constructs.
> 
> Therefore I suggest we try to get them into Commons/Lang.


Your version would make it.  I am using Excalibur as a scratchpad
in this case.

> I think it is OK for Excalibur to have dependencies on Commons,
> plus having them there will increase the likelyhood of adoption.
> 
> Opinion?

True.  However in order for it to be in Lang, it cannot be in its
current form.  I will try adapting it to your form (the factory
pattern).


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