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From Dennis Sosnoski <>
Subject Re: Using policy impl classes outside policy module
Date Sat, 12 Oct 2013 04:46:30 GMT
On 10/12/2013 11:23 AM, Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
> On 10/12/2013 05:17 AM, Daniel Kulp wrote:
>> On Oct 11, 2013, at 7:46 AM, Dennis Sosnoski <> wrote:
>>> I recently made some changes to support WS-RM operating over 
>>> WS-SecureConversation. As part of this I needed to do some policy 
>>> manipulation supported by the EndpointPolicyImpl class but not in 
>>> the EndpointPolicy interface (which also required PolicyEngineImpl 
>>> rather than PolicyEngine, and the standard EffectivePolicyImpl 
>>> rather than a private EffectivePolicyImpl). Anyone see a problem 
>>> with this? Seems like bad form to be using the Impls outside the 
>>> module, but it saves a lot of copy/paste code.
>> Agreed.   Looks like bad form.  I'd much rather see additional 
>> methods added to the interfaces that may be required and flip as many 
>> params to just be the interface and not the impl.  (and maybe cast to 
>> the impl inside the private methods or similar if really required.
> Great, and thanks for your changes to EffectivePolicyImpl to make this 
> more usable. I'll add the initialize() method I was using to the 
> EffectivePolicy interface so I can avoid using the Impl directly.
>   - Dennis

Actually I don't see any need to add the initialize() method to the 
interface after your changes, since I there's nothing wrong with 
createing EffectivePolicyImpl instances and using the public methods 
defined. I'll leave this as is.

   - Dennis

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