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From hivemind-...@jakarta.apache.org
Subject [Jakarta HiveMind Wiki] Updated: NotXMLProposal
Date Tue, 27 Apr 2004 13:36:16 GMT
   Date: 2004-04-27T06:36:15
   Editor: HarishKrishnaswamy <hkrishnaswamy@comcast.net>
   Wiki: Jakarta HiveMind Wiki
   Page: NotXMLProposal
   URL: http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta-hivemind/NotXMLProposal

   no comment

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 for Java coders) more natural, because of the use of curly braces to denote enclosure of
elements.  And yet, your could easily write a translator that converts back and forth between
a subset of XML and SDL.
 
 The examples above, using BeanShell, were, in my opinion, even more obscure than the XML
versions. In addition, the code seems to expect each line to be a fully executable statement,
which is going to make anything reasonable in terms of configuration even more awkward.
+
+HarishKrishnaswamy: Christian, I am not sure how you can construct the service from with
the configuration file using simple closures. Could you elaborate?
+
+Howard, Beanshell is simply plain Java with some syntax sugar, so it is not necessary that
every line should be an executable statement. I think the use of a scripting language is two-fold
- make the config file smaller and simpler, and also simplify the framework internals. The
SDL, although looks better than XML, still requires a lot of typing.

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