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   Re: [xml-dev] Article on JAXP 1.3 "Fast and Easy XML Processing"

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Dare Obasanjo wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Bill de hÓra [mailto:bill.dehora@propylon.com] 
>>Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 5:39 PM
>>To: Dare Obasanjo
>>Cc: Michael Kay; Elliotte Harold; Neeraj.Bajaj@Sun.COM; Chris 
>>Burdess; xml-dev@lists.xml.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.  

Touche :)



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