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From Paul Hammant <>
Subject Re: Commons/Avalon [was Re: [Logging] [VOTE] Commons Logging 1.0 Release]
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2002 10:44:45 GMT

>>We frequently reach out to other teams in very polite, respectful and
>>concilliatory terms.
>Time for a little commit relief:
>>My name is Avalon Server Famework, Commander of the Servers of Java,
>>of the component Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Inversion of
>>Control. Father to a lifecycled bean, husband to a lifecycled container.
>And I
>>will have my vengeance, on this main() or the next.

Yup a paraphrased Gladiator quote for some fun.

The central idea is that apps that are only launchable by main() are not 
very embeddable in others.  It is also a clearly a reminder of one of 
the main design patterns behind Avalon -> Inversion of Control.


- Paul H

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