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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject RE: [Configuration] Issue with subset and substitution
Date Tue, 30 Mar 2004 07:28:50 GMT
Oliver Heger wrote on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 9:24 AM:

> I agree that the actual solution is ugly. So what do you suggest?
> Almost all features of a HierarchicalConfiguration can be
> used through
> the Configuration interface; there is just an enhanced syntax for
> property keys passed in the getter methods.
> The exception is XML handling. ConfigurationXMLDocument tries
> to convert
> a Configuration into a hierarchical XML document. This
> conversion at the
> moment makes indeed use of internal knowledge about the objects to
> convert because HierarchicalConfigurations are per se hierarchical. I
> think to avoid that the Configuration interface has to be changed.

I would strongly propose to do so, but after 1.0 release. I just mensioned this, because we
had to add this workaround to Subset and that we have this problems with Subset now reflects
more the design flaws of Configuration itself than a bad implementation of Subset.


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