SPI packages <was> Re: Summary: Representation<T> and Entity<T>

From: Paul Sandoz <Paul.Sandoz_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 14:49:08 +0200

Ryan Heaton wrote:
> On different note (not sure this is the thread to offer this), I'd
> like to offer my hope that we can shed the spi packages from the spec
> in an attempt to reduce its complexity, as Jerome suggested.

In principle i have no issue with this. They are there to encourage
discussion in this area, based on an implemented and tested design to
see if such an approach can add value to this JSR for greater interop
for developers (i.e. it makes our job harder so that it is easier for
the developer).

In previous threads we have recognized in passing on more that one
occasion the value of a streaming SPI and we appear to have some
consensus that this is a useful concept.

But, I think Dhanji expressed things best saying:

"In any case, I think the spi is a conversation we should be having MUCH
later. The application contract (the framework) and common use scenarios
need to be worked out clearly first."


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    Paul Sandoz