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From "Francois Orsini" <francois.ors...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: simpler api to the Derby store
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2008 22:17:32 GMT
On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 8:40 AM, Dag H. Wanvik <Dag.Wanvik@sun.com> wrote:

> Knut Anders Hatlen <Knut.Hatlen@Sun.COM> writes:
>
> > although the API could need to be cleaned up and made easier. If someone
> > wants to do such a cleanup, I think it would be good because
> >
> >   a) it may make Derby code that accesses the store simpler (easier to
> >   understand, more maintainable)
> >
> >   b) it is easier for other projects to use Derby's store directly
> >   without needing to fork Derby's code base (which potentially
> >   increases Derby's user base and the chance of getting contributions
> >   back from those projects)
>
> If the API were cleaner/easier, it would also make it more palatable
> to produce other backends for Derby. We have had attempts to make main
> memory backends; I am not sure why these never made it into
> "production", though, could a backend API complexity be one reason?
>
> +1.

You mean something in the line of a Pluggable Storage Engine Architecture
like MySQL has
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/pluggable-storage-overview.html

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