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From Stephen Colebourne <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [collections] New commons proper component - collections-functors
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 01:25:51 GMT
robert burrell donkin wrote:
>>>[sandbox-functor] has *nothing* in common with [collection-functor]. Nor
>>>is it going to. The source and approaches are just different.
> 
> 
> is see that as a good thing, not bad :)
> 
> thinking back, one of the sources of arguments about functors has been
> that the functors in collections are specialist (and not a general
> library) but the functors in the sandbox as generic (and so not so
> convenient when used in the specialist domain of collections). so maybe
> there would be space for both in a common-functor component...

I have to say that I believe that trying to force two disparate 
codebases together seems a very bad idea. The commons charter suggests 
that there may be two ways to implement the same thing.

BTW, ideally we'd come up with a new name for one of these two that 
didn't involve 'functor'.

Stephen

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