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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: Mortician at Work
Date Wed, 17 Mar 2004 18:58:25 GMT
> Yes, Fortress has its own set of standard context entries [1] (different
> from Merlin) and uses a different set of meta-tags (though similar in
> some respects).

But mappable.  So rather than ask

  "Well, why Merlin?  Why not Fortress/Phoenix/MyNewSpecification?"

Why not implement the Merlin approach internally, and map to it based upon
the component's configuration?  There is no reason why the container can't
load a component into an environment that provides a mapping between the
component's expectations and the container's implementation.

That preserves a rather low-overhead means to preserve ROI in existing
Avalon-based client code without sacrificing the ability to evolve the

	--- Noel

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