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From Robert Leland <>
Subject Re: [resources] plans...?
Date Fri, 22 Aug 2003 03:53:10 GMT
Stephen Colebourne wrote:

>I have my own code at work that does resource management. From the quick
>look I took at [resources] it was more flexible, so in my dream world of
>infinite time to work on commons, I was going to add stuff to [resources].
>Ideas include:
>- Main interface supports direct access to multiple types of resource:
>  - String
>  - List of Strings
>  - Map (ordered) of String to Strings
>  - XML structure
There is an XML implementation of this already and
a DB version at

>  - perhaps others, such as Integer, Boolean, and any other bean
>- Resource chaining
>  - To allow multiple files to be merged into one (an 'extends' keyword for
>  - for a large product where the product has a fixed base configuration,
>and users should override the base configuration rather than change it
>Anyone know where I can buy an infinite time machine....;-)

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