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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Meta Info Reading and Writing
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2003 17:22:07 GMT


I'm confussed - I don't understand what this would provide nor why you 
think its an important piece.  Based on the current model you would use 
tools to generate a Type defintion - the tool maps between an input 
format and a Type.  A Fortress tool could read in whatever and generate 
the Type directly.  Code inside Fortress would then code against the 
meta-info API.


Berin Loritsch wrote:

> One thing that seems to be missing from the meta-info SPI library is the
> separation from stream/persistence.  The issue here is that some things
> are always tracked in separate files.  Examples include JMX extensions,
> Configuration schemas, etc.
> Instead of assuming one file contains all the meta info, we should allow
> the reader/writer to ask for a resource by changing the extension alone.
> For example:
> interface MetaInfoResource
> {
>     InputStream getMetaInputStream( String extension );
>     OutputStream getMetaOutputStream( String extension );
> }
> The Readers and Writers will be able to get all the different streams
> that belong to the particular resource.  It will also allow extensions
> to load their specific information as necessary.
> I believe this is very important piece of the system we need.  It will
> also help me write the readers/writers for existing Fortress components.


Stephen J. McConnell

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