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From Stephan Michels <step...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Defining Source Interfaces
Date Wed, 08 Jan 2003 15:57:19 GMT


On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> >Anyway, I think your arguments are better than mine (sniff).
> >
> >So, we have a TraversableSource or HierarchicalSource or ...?
>
> I'm not a native speaker, but the definition of traversable given by
> dictionary.com makes me prefer hierarchical...

You could traverse the hierarchy ;-)

> Ah, and what about adding an "exists()" method on Source (it's currently
> on WriteableSource) ? That one makes sense and is really useful, as the
> current way to know if an URI exists is to try to getInputStream(),
> which can be heavy.

+1

> About the move() and copy() methods, I don't know if they should be kept
> in the new incarnation of this interface.

:-/ not another MoveableSource ;-)



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