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From Dag.Wan...@Sun.COM (Dag H. Wanvik)
Subject Re: simpler api to the Derby store
Date Mon, 07 Jul 2008 15:40:57 GMT
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?


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