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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RT] Simplifying the Meta Suite
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2003 20:36:22 GMT


Berin Loritsch wrote:

> Stephen McConnell wrote:
>
>> Berin Loritsch wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> 3) Don't we want many readers, but only one official writer? 
>>
>>
>> No.  We want many readers are a snall number of endoreced writers.
>>
>>>
>>>    - Do we want XML (safe between JRE changes)? 
>>
>>
>> Yes.
>>
>>>
>>>    - Do we want Serialization? 
>>
>>
>> Yes.
>>
>>>
>>>    - Do we want something else intirely (i.e. bytecode embedding)? 
>>
>>
>> Maybe.
>
>
>
> I don't agree here.  The *core* definition should have *one* way of
> defining the meta info.  I'm thinking distributable here.


I disagree. The XML provides a good stable human and machine readable 
for.  But you want to be able to pass this form around between tools and 
distributed environments.  XML is lame for that - but a serialized form 
is great.

Steve.


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