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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: CouchDB and Erlang
Date Sat, 19 Apr 2008 12:46:40 GMT
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:42:14PM -0500, Robin B wrote:
> REST and JSON are great for certain situations, but they should never
> be hard coded into the datastore.

I disagree with this FWIW.

REST is, quite fundamentally, a software architectural style, and one which
brings it's own set of high level abstractions. It's not an implementation
detail to be further abstracted away behind some public API.

> >From a dependency perspective, CouchDB is becoming very heavy:
> SpiderMonkey, Lucene, ICU ...

Not sure who you were quoting here, but it's a bit misleading.

Lucene is not a dependancy, and to some extent neither is SpiderMonkey. ICU is
the only library that CouchDB requires and your suggestions would not do
anything to change that situation.

I am, however, in favour of a plug-in type system at some point.

Noah Slater - The Apache Software Foundation <>

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