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From Tim Olson <tol...@marketingforce.com>
Subject RE: [RT] Use of flowscript or the pyramid of contracts (was Re: [RT] Checked exceptions considered harmful)
Date Mon, 19 Apr 2004 19:58:47 GMT
> > we already have a nice system of flow helper methods to 
> access entity beans
> > and pump them into XML.  we use flow to select which 
> components are needed
> > when, and the contract with our GUI designers is XML.  we 
> were already burnt
> > quite badly when sendPage() became a requirement, since we 
> were using flow
> > to merely select actions and the sitemap had all of our 
> branching.  we are
> > now unable to upgrade past 2.1.2 without major refactoring 
> which honestly we
> > can't afford to do.
> > you theoreticians seem all too willing to break production 
> systems to
> > enforce your latest notion of best practices.
> 
> Tim, don't take the word for everything said in a RT thread and don't 
> worry that access to Java will be disabled in the 2.x branch 
> (if ever) 
> as this certainly would break any production system running 
> on with flow.

sorry to be so sensitive.  i still have a bad taste from the exception being
thrown if no sendPage() is present.

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