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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Future Direction for Avalon
Date Mon, 05 May 2003 19:41:33 GMT
Stephen McConnell wrote:
> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>> Berin,
>> Here is a strawman for the scalable container:
>> I believe that a scalable container can be built around a tiny container
>> micro-kernel; a core set of container interfaces (not for public
>> consumption) that allow container services to installed and bound.
>> Container services are my term for packages that actually implement
>> container behavior.  Implementing a new (or compatible) container 
>> behavior
>> means implementing the necessary container service(s).
>> IoC provides a clean way to ensure that client objects are given whatever
>> objects they need to see, without regard for how that happens.  Container
>> services will be responsible for that behavior, providing a roadmap for
>> hosting existing components in new containers, e.g., Phoenix 
>> components can
>> see a Phoenix environment provided by container services.  You 
>> mentioned a
>> case where someone had a unique notion of some aspect of 
>> containership.  A
>> container service would implement that, and provide those public 
>> interfaces
>> to client components.  Container services are also responsible for 
>> semantic
>> compatibility, i.e., any compatibility issues between components using
>> different interfaces in a similar semantic area would have to be 
>> managed by
>> the container services responsible for each component.  That might (or 
>> might
>> not) mean some cooperation between the container services, but it 
>> should be
>> fully transparent to client code.
> Noel:
> I just wanted to note that what you are describing above is very 
> consistent with my own views and interests relative to the future of 
> Avalon.
> + 1000

And mine.  +1000

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