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From Angela Schreiber <anch...@day.com>
Subject Re: SPI: usage of java.util.Properties in interfaces
Date Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:01:46 GMT
ja... we discussed that before. the reason is, that repository
descriptors are defined to be key-value String pairs and we
wanted to make that clear.

regards
angela

Julian Reschke wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> here's a short question: is there a particular reason, why, for 
> instance, RepositoryService.getRepositoryDescriptors() uses a result 
> type of "Properties"?
> 
> In theory, a Map should be sufficient, and would have the benefit of 
> better support in the Collections framework (such as 
> Collections.unmodifiableMap()).
> 
> Best regards, Julian


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