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From Gord Tanner <g...@tinyhippos.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] standard layer to exec : regCommandProxy
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:14:03 GMT
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On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Patrick Mueller <pmuellr@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 10:18, Gord Tanner <gord@tinyhippos.com> wrote:
>
> > I am wondering if we should build proxying directly into the exec module.
> >  This would require a generic exec module we would mix in from that would
> > do this for us but I am thinking:
> >
> > var exec = require('cordova/exec');
> >
> > exec.proxy("service", "action", function (success, fail, args) {});
> >
>
> I think all the styles currently mentioned allow you to override an exec()
> call, but don't actually allow you to "augment" an exec() call.  Maybe
> that's just not needed.  But the idea is, what if I need to do a little
> something special before/after/both an exec() call?  How do I invoke the
> original exec()?  eg, a "super" call.  Or aspect-y before/after advice.
>
>
> > I would expect the platform init code to have some way of linking up
> these
> > proxies.  I would prefer it to be handled via convention over
> > configuration, for example via folder structure or file name.
> >
>
> Yes, convention over configuration. Convention that is interpreted by the
> stack and executes against an "API".  Not public API (yet).  Most uses
> would just use the convention, but the API is there if you need it, for
> some reason.
>
>
> > lib/exec/blackberry/proxy/contacts.search.js
>
>
> Drew mentioned whether we should hook at the service or service/action
> level.  I assume this example is service/action.  I think for "convention",
> this will be unwieldy if I have a bunch of actions in a service.  Seems
> like "service" is a better fit for "files/modules".
>
> And if those proxies are modules (of course), then the proxy module can
> just export each action as a property/value (function) on the module.
>
> --
> Patrick Mueller
> http://muellerware.org
>



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Gord Tanner
Senior Developer / Code Poet
tinyHippos Inc.
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