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From Sachin Patel <>
Subject Re: GERONIMO-1526
Date Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:14:03 GMT
Ok thanks for the clarification.

On Aug 21, 2006, at 8:13 PM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:

> On Aug 21, 2006, at 4:11 PM, Sachin Patel wrote:
>> On Aug 21, 2006, at 4:31 PM, Dain Sundstrom wrote:
>>> Thanks.  I have a few questions/issues...
>>> Why the separation between resources and classes.  Don't we need  
>>> to add both to the class loader anyway?  I'm curious when this  
>>> differentiation is important.
>> Ok, This is where I value your input.  There could be definitely a  
>> distinction from a tools perspective, as the java output folder  
>> could only contain .class files and not resources and metadata.   
>> From a server runtime perspective I wasn't 100% sure as Looking at  
>> AbstractWebModuleBuilder.installModule(...), resources are added  
>> to the module context either via addFile(), addInclude() and  
>> addToClasspath().  So I assume addFile() and addInclude() also  
>> adds these to the classloader?  If there does not need to be a  
>> separation then yes, we can combine both methods.
> I think I see the disconnect.  When I hear the word resources, I  
> think of additional non-class files available via the class loader,  
> but they all end up in the class loader bucket.  In the case of a  
> web application, we have two buckets: the class loader and the web  
> app context.  The former is the same for all modules, and the  
> latter contains files that are accessible via http.
> If that is the case, I think we need to keep the separation, but  
> I'm not sure "resource" is the best name given the level of  
> confusion we have already seen.
> -dain


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