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From Pier Fumagalli <>
Subject Re: Block deployer - first draft in SVN
Date Mon, 27 Sep 2004 02:25:06 GMT
On 26 Sep 2004, at 11:00, Reinhard Poetz wrote:
> Pier Fumagalli wrote:
>> I don't understand the Block interface:
>> public interface Block {
>>     public InputStream getInputStream() throws IOException;
>>     public RemoteBlock getRemoteBlock();
>> }
>> Why does it expose an InputStream???
> Hmm, I wrote this a long time ago and haven't had reached the point  
> yet to write the implementation. My goal is having a "light" version  
> of a block to get access to its meta data (RemoteBlock) and I need  
> access to the block as binary. Streams and Java is _not_ a strengh of  
> mine and before I'm going to implement it, I will read (again) about  
> streams to learn what's the best object to be returned. Any  
> suggestions? ;-)

Yeah, come to the Ghetto-Gather! :-P

Informally, people, I wanted to have a quite-wide round table about  
blocks... Stefano had an idea about I2OC (roughly - very roughly -  
outlined here  
Inverting+Inversion+of+Control> - hmpf, yeah, I do have a blog!) which  
scares the bejesus out of me, but at the same time is so intriguing.

And I'd like to have a chat over beers on it...


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