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From "Bruce Snyder" <>
Subject Re: Removing attributes and refs from the config.xml
Date Sun, 26 Feb 2006 07:17:10 GMT
On 2/26/06, Jason Dillon <> wrote:
> Why would anyone object to using XBean+Spring?
> I think that sounds like a good idea.

Well the objection wasn't to XBean and Spring per se - they weren't
even in the picture back then. The objection was to using XML as the
configuraiton mechanism instead of CAR files. Way back when CARs were
being suggested as the configuration mechanism, I entered the debate
with the rationale that we should use XML instead because it's is easy
to change, it's easy to understand, etc. At that time, there were
objections to this line of reasoning because of the overhead of
parsing the XML on every startup. The argument was made that CAR files
would start up much faster. I have no idea if this is true or not but
IMO the advantages of using XML (and a well known XML dialect like
Spring) far outweigh the disadvantages, especially when it comes to
offering users a simple but very powerful experience.

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