Re: RA modules... a crock?
From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-02-08 23:01:13 CET
Greg Stein <email@example.com> writes:
> The "plugin" concept and the *ability* (design-wise) to load them on demand
OK, turns out I wrote the dynamic loading stuff a while back. I won't
> [ and don't forget the third: ra_xml! ]
I sort of have a philosophical objection to this idea. The problem
I mean, think about our RA interface, and how ra_xml might implement it:
* what does it mean to open() a repository URL (to xml?)? What URL
* what does it mean to close()? or get_latest_revnum()?
* how about when updating? does it mean anything to "report" the WC
I guess it bugs me to pretend like there's a repository behind the
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