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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: JSR on metadata
Date Sun, 08 Dec 2002 21:07:00 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Dec 2002 05:23, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
>>Probably it has been already discussed but I wonder hwo you people feel
>>about
> 
> 
> Depends how it ends up ;) 
> 
> Theres some smart people involved with it and people who also come from 
> strongly typed metadata side of things so hopefully it will end up good. 
> 
> Essentially it is exactly where we we want to go ;)

Yes, that's what I figured.

>>JSR 175 - A Metadata Facility for the JavaTM Programming Language
>>
>>I hear that the time schedule is probably Q4-2003 (release of JDK 1.5
>>aka tigris),
> 
> 
> you mean tiger ? :)

Yeah, sorry, living with jon is getting me too much exposure on 
tigris.org :-)

>>might be worth keep an eye on... BTW, do we have anyone
>>from avalon in that expert group? in case not, are there volunteers for
>>that?
> 
> 
> Essentially what it comes down to is storing runtime attributes/javadoc tags 
> in .class files. Checkout commons-attributes (or XDoclet) for an example 
> under development.

Do you know if those projects are talking with that JSR? it would be a 
shame to duplicate efforts.

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Stefano Mazzocchi                               <stefano@apache.org>
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