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From Dain Sundstrom <>
Subject Re: [POLL] API and Implementation serialization compatibility and upgrading
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 23:19:18 GMT
On May 17, 2005, at 11:39 AM, David Jencks wrote:

> As far as the form of metadata needed for an IOC container, I  
> currently prefer GBeanInfo to the alternatives I am aware of.  I  
> think it's important to specify exactly what interface is presented  
> to the container, which IIUC spring does not require, and after  
> working a lot with the jboss xmlbean implementation and writing the  
> xdoclet xmlbeans plugin, I think that xml is perhaps the worst  
> choice possible, and javadoc tags not much better.

Why not support all three?  We could provide a simple pluggable  
interface to get the required metadata from store, be it GBeanInfo,  
xml, annotations, etc.


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