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From "James Carman (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HIVEMIND-98) Processing Rules docs (and maybe framework) enhanchement request
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2005 02:01:52 GMT
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James Carman commented on HIVEMIND-98:

I would agree that it is not very intuitive.  I had to dig through the code to figure out
WHY we called a method named addElement()!  It's because, the object that's pushed onto the
stack at the beginning is a org.apache.hivemind.impl.SchemaProcessorImpl object (it actually
pushes itself onto the stack).  Since we're given the contributions in the form of a java.util.List
object, I thought we should just be calling the add() method (from the java.util.List interface).
 This is definitely one place in the framework where we could use a bit of improvement to
make it more intuitive.

> Processing Rules docs (and maybe framework) enhanchement request
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>          Key: HIVEMIND-98
>          URL:
>      Project: HiveMind
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: framework, documentation
>     Versions: 1.0
>  Environment: (not relevant)
>     Reporter: Giorgio Gallo

> I just spent one full day to figure out why my configuration points always ended up empty:
the reason is I missed the red box telling me i had to include the
>     <invoke-parent method="addElement"/>
> rule.
> (After smashing my head with a huge hammer for I once again I underestimated the importance
of reading documentation) I realized the red box isn't actually very visible in docs and I
overlooked it because, having a bit of familiarity with digester, I quit reading after the
first few paragraphs. :)
> --
> Documentation enhanchement request:
> (Since I know I am stupid, but I also think other people are just like me) Could you
move the box to the very top of the file?
> --
> Framework enhanchement request (maybe already ok in 1.1 - sorry: didn't check):
> Since this <invoke-parent method="addElement"/> is SO important, why not adding
a new type of rule, say: <add-element/>? After all I (as a HM user) really don't want
to know the name of the method called...
> Also, couldn't the rule <set-parent .../> be sort of dangerous if called like in:
>     <create-object .../>
>     <set-parent    .../>
> ?
> I would end up having a reference to whatever HM puts at the bottom of the stack in an
object of mine...
> Thank you in advance - and thank you for this beautiful hivemind thing!
> Rgds,
>     Giorgio

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