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From Daniel Fagerstrom <dani...@nada.kth.se>
Subject Re: Unified expression handling and unified object model
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2007 03:31:02 GMT
Vadim Gritsenko skrev:
> Daniel Fagerstrom wrote:
>>> I think that I could take converters into account but would like to hear
>>> your opinion what are the limits of flexibility they should give.
>>
>> They should IMO only be String -> String. I think the selectors would 
>> be nice for handling L10N with a minimum of expression writing.
> 
> How that would work though?
> 
> Everywhere I see there is a need for [Date, Number, ...] <--> [String] 
> converters. CForms needs String to Object converters to convert input 
> string to data object. CForms needs Object to String converter to format 
> object into string representation. Same story for Templates - need to 
> convert objects from OM to textual representation. Expressions - also 
> need both types of converters.
> 
> Even if you want to change format of date string, there are two steps -- 
> parsing original string (with specified format) and formatting date 
> object back to string (with another specified format).

You are of course right, it should be * -> String.

/Daniel

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