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From giacomo <giac...@apache.org>
Subject Re: AW: [C2] Ambiguous API - AbstractServerPage.modifiedSince(long date)
Date Sat, 18 Aug 2001 13:41:53 GMT
On Tue, 14 Aug 2001, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

> > Stuart Roebuck wrote:
> >
> >
> > I wonder whether it would be worth considering renaming and/or clarifying
> > the documentation of the modifiedSince() method defined in the Modifiable
> > interface?  The uses of this method in Cocoon appear to fit with the
> > description of the method as implemented in AbstractServerPage, however
> > this definition is probably the exact opposite of what you would expect
> > for a method of this name, and I'm not sure that it is in keeping
> > with the
> > description in Modifiable.java.
> >
> > I would expect modifiedSince(date) to mean "has this object been modified
> > since the given date, if it has return true".
> >
> > But the implementation is "has this object been modified since the given
> > date, if *not* return true".
> >
> > Unfortunately, I can't think of a better name than:
> > needsRefreshingGivenLastAffectingChangeDateOf(Date dateOfLastUpdate)  :-)
> >
> Let me guess, you are a long time OpenStep (Cocoa, WebObjects) user? Right?
> If so, welcome. If not, you have managed half the way of learning it.

Berin has written Resource Monitoring Components for Excalibur which
should be integrated into Cocoon to have solved the problem of reloading
modified resources (ie. files). So I would sugest to leave it as is and
do the propper rework later on when it is available.

Giacomo

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> Carsten
>
> > Stuart.
> >
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