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From Stephan Michels <step...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Promotion of [XPath]TraversableGenerators to main trunk
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2003 16:48:30 GMT


On Fri, 1 Aug 2003, Guido Casper wrote:

> Stephan Michels wrote:
> > At least, we should agree on one name
> >
> > SourceHierarchyGenerator -> http://apache.org/cocoon/hierachy/1.0
> > SourceCollectionGenerator -> http://apache.org/cocoon/collection/1.0
> > SourceDirectoryGenerator -> http://apache.org/cocoon/directory/1.0
> >
> > or DirectoryGenerator.
>
> Probably I should shut up and sit down before adding yet another opinion but
> FWIW I prefer DirectoryGenerator. It's most user-friendly (immediately
> understood by everyone) and compatible. I can already imagine:
>
> "What the heck is SourceHierarchyGenerator"
> "A DirectoryGenerator for other sources as well"
> :-)
>
> I see no strong reason to rename DirectoryGenerator just because now it
> operates on other sources as well. It is semantically as correct as the
> other.
>
> The next step is renaming FileGenerator? Although this would even make more
> sense. But given that these components will mostly be used for the
> filesystem for a long time to come ...

+1, KISS like.

DirectoryGenerator and
FileGenerator.

99% of the used sources are files.

And I don't think backward compatibility is here a must have.

Stephan.


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