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From Marc Portier <>
Subject Re: [RT] Generalizing the flow
Date Fri, 04 Jul 2003 21:48:38 GMT

Christopher Oliver wrote:
> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>> These somewhat minor changes will allow a greater variety of 
>> implementations of the Cocoon flow layer. And this is not only for the 
>> technical beauty of it, as there are a number of good reasons why we 
>> may want alternate implementations :
>> - some people (talking about personal experience with some customers) 
>> don't want to write their controller in JavaScript. They want it in 
>> Java. Although a continuation-enabled Java is not yet available, 
>> solutions exist to write this using plain old Java. 
> Sorry, but it's already been demonstrated that a Java flow 
> implementation is possible without any of these changes.

I think you mean a Java 'continuations' implementation?

also: from the opposite angle: which proposed changes are 
limiting the flow so it could no longer do what it does?

>> - some applications (this is Marc's case) must use an existing flow 
>> controller and so can't use the JS implementations.
> What exactly is "Marc's case"? I read his wiki and I have to admit I 
> don't understand what he's talking about.
> Chris

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