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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill de hÓra [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 5:39 PM
> To: Dare Obasanjo
> Cc: Michael Kay; Elliotte Harold; Neeraj.Bajaj@Sun.COM; Chris
> Burdess; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Article on JAXP 1.3 "Fast and Easy XML
> > So given the choice of methods that take useless interfaces (since
> > they have to cast to get anything useful) and APIs with lots of
> > overloaded methods that support a rich set of data sources,
> why would
> > you think the former is better?
> Because it'll be more elegant to add metadata onto Source
> objects than continue with parametric polymorphism. It's hard
> not to conclude a fundamental abstraction is missing when a
> class has that many overloaded calls.
And it's hard to argue that Source is actually a useful abstraction.
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