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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: data goes in, data goes out
Date Sat, 01 Dec 2001 14:03:29 GMT
giacomo wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
> 
>>giacomo wrote:
>>
>>
>>>>In software terminology, an accumulator is normally called a "store",
>>>>"archive", "cabinet", "safe" and so on with terms that give you an idea
>>>>of "something" that allows you to place information that will
>>>>persistently remain there.
>>>>
>>>A Sink as opposed to a Source. But seems to be mutually exclusive as what
>>>Jeremy is proposing with his WritableSource (which IMO isn't a good name
>>>as well as SinkSource).
>>>
>>I like the term "Resource" better since it's direction agnostic.
>>
> 
> Ok.


I also agree.  The Monitor package in Excalibur manages "Resources".
The basic contract is the Resource, and more specific contracts are
are StreamResource, etc.



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