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From Dain Sundstrom <dsundst...@gluecode.com>
Subject Re: questions, questions, questions - I need some quick answers
Date Mon, 13 Sep 2004 21:26:26 GMT
On Sep 13, 2004, at 11:25 AM, Bruce Snyder wrote:

> This one time, at band camp, Dain Sundstrom said:
>
> DS>On Sep 13, 2004, at 11:03 AM, Bruce Snyder wrote:
> DS>
> DS>> This one time, at band camp, Dain Sundstrom said:
> DS>>
> DS>> DS>On Sep 13, 2004, at 9:11 AM, Bruce Snyder wrote:
> DS>> DS>
> DS>> DS>> The Geronimo builders are creating all the configuration 
> objects.
> DS>> DS>> Are these the objects that are serialized out into the 
> config.ser
> DS>> DS>> file?
> DS>> DS>
> DS>> DS>Yes, but there is only one Configuration object created, and 
> it is
> DS>> that
> DS>> DS>object that is serialized.
> DS>>
> DS>> I thought that the serialized configs contained an arbitrary graph
> DS>> of objects and that was why building a viewer was a big PITA? Am I
> DS>> mixing up two different things here?
> DS>
> DS>It does.  This is a single Configuration containing N GBeans with N
> DS>attributes.
>
> Then it sounds like it is still possible to build a viewer. From a
> single Configuration object, I'm guessing it's a collection of N
> GBeans. If so, it shouldn't be too difficult to walk the collection
> and ask for the constructor, methods, etc.

Sort of.... the attributes can be objects and these objects can hold 
references to the values stored in other attributes (e.g., you get an 
arbitrarily complex object graph).

-dain


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