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   RE: Re: [xml-dev] What should TrAX look like? (Was: Re: [xml-dev] Articl

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  • To: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>, 'Dare Obasanjo' <dareo@microsoft.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Subject: RE: Re: [xml-dev] What should TrAX look like? (Was: Re: [xml-dev] Article on JAXP 1.3 "Fast and Easy XML Processing")
  • From: Prakash Yamuna <techpy@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:55:29 -0800 (PST)
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You are right Michael.

It seems to be a hazard of our profession:-(

The question that comes to my mind is how do other
disciplines (engineering and non-engineering) evolve
in a fast changing environment?

Comparisons to civil engineering or manufacturing
processes, etc to me don't seem to be very accurate to
describe the issues we face.

But I always end up with a feeling that there must be
better way for things to evolve. The current approach
of "CAN'T TOUCH INTERFACES" - is I feel flawed - how
do you evolve in such an environment?

--- Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:

> > Of course the thought that Source may evolve -
> maybe
> > wishful thinking on my part:-(
> Sadly Java seems to have got itself into the hole
> that interfaces cannot
> evolve - or at least if they do, it causes serious
> disruption. I've had to
> do major reengineering of Saxon to keep it working
> across JDK 1.4/1.5
> because of changes to the DOM interfaces. (Though if
> this hastens the death
> of the bloated monster called DOM, I won't be
> sorry.)
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/

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