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From Christopher Oliver <>
Subject Re: Java Language Advocacy (was Re: How ASF membership works and what it means)
Date Sat, 28 Jun 2003 17:19:42 GMT
Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote, On 26/06/2003 20.37:
> ...
>> But my point is slightly different: the java metaphore for achiving WORA
>> is 'common denominator abstraction' which, many times, forces
>> reinvention of the wheel.
>> I used to believe this was the case, but after SWT, I've completely
>> changed my mind and I think that 'behavioral abstraction' would be a
>> much better pattern even if the implementation of the API normally
>> requires much more work and the system using the API has to check for
>> existance of particular behavioral properties and adjust to that.
> I'm really confused about this SWT thing. On my computer Eclipse feels 
> slower than JBuilder. And I still have to understand what makes SWT so 
> compelling and AWT so dreaded.

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