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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Plugin naming conventions
Date Wed, 13 Apr 2005 15:42:39 GMT
Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 09:54 +1000, David Crossley wrote:
> 
>>Ross Gardler wrote:
>>
>>>As has been agreed all plugins are to be renamed so that they conform 
>>>with our naming convention. However, is the naming convention right?
>>>
>>>Currently we say:
>>>
>>>org.apache.forrest.plugin.NAME-input
>>>
>>>org.apache.forrest.plugin.NAME-output
>>>
>>>org.apache.forrest.plugin.NAME-internal
>>>
>>>
>>>Wouldn't it make more sense as:
>>>
>>>
>>>org.apache.forrest.plugin.input.NAME
>>>
>>>org.apache.forrest.plugin.output.NAME
>>>
>>>org.apache.forrest.plugin.internal.NAME
>>
>>I agree. Actually, i had already wondered that when last
>>we spoke about the naming convention, but i just assumed
>>that there was a reason for the former.
>>
>>--David
> 
> 
> 
> WHY do we want to include input/... in the naming? 

Because we can have an input and an output of the same format. For
example, OpenOffice has an input and there is an Output in whiteboard
(which doesn't work yet, but one day it will).

Ross


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