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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: FYI: Using Java to define Cocoon Flow
Date Tue, 13 May 2003 05:45:56 GMT
Le Mardi, 13 mai 2003, à 01:15 Europe/Zurich, Stefano Mazzocchi a écrit 

> ....I'll tell you what: if I had a java implementation of flow in 
> cocoon
> *today*, I would still use the javascript version for these 
> reasons:....

<snip valid reasons/>

I agree that for short flowscripts, javascript is very well suited, 
concise etc.
(and aren't all flowscripts supposed to be short?)

What I find great though, is the fact that someone is able to come up 
with an alternate language for the flow in a fairly short time (once 
continuations are available in said language) - as I said in my blog it 
is a testimony to the modularity and clean implementation of Cocoon, 
Avalon and Flow.

It is certainly a good thing that the Cocoon team concentrates on 
javascript for Flow - it works, there are samples, etc.

But alternate implementations should be encouraged IMHO, even if there 
is a clear bias in favor of the "official" one. Having more stuff built 
upon a framework always increases the quality of the framework by 
uncovering more bugs and design problems.


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