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From Stephan Michels <>
Subject RE: New "module" terminology: WAS: Extending the build system for modules
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2002 11:32:38 GMT

On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

> Blocks and modules are *not* the same.
> Putting it very simple, blocks are a plug-in mechanism for Cocoon and the
> modules concept is only a better cvs structure for Cocoon.
> So modules is only about organizing things and can be done by simply
> restructuring the cvs and change minor parts of the build system. So,
> these modules are possible today.
> Blocks in contrast need to be designed and implemented - it's not possible
> today and has a different aim.
> However, a module can later implement a block of course.
> Looking at all these threads and mails, it seems to me that more energy is
> spend on giving things a name rather than implementing them.

That true ;-) But without a name I couldn't start. Perhaps we should
vote, which name we should take.


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