Updates on Interoperability

Richard S. Hall heavy at UNGOVERNED.ORG
Fri Apr 25 13:11:15 PDT 2008

Gordon Hirsch wrote:
>> 1. Map its dependency declarations into a standard runtime 
>> representation.
>> 2. Support a standard search model over its stored modules, using the 
>> runtime dependency expressions.
>> 3. Map its stored module data into a standard runtime representation 
>> that can be returned by the search.
> One challenge lies in defining the "standard runtime representations" 
> and "standard search model" in a universal enough way to encompass 
> OSGi and other module systems. This implies embracing concepts (in 
> these standard representations and search model) that were not 
> universally liked by the EG early on. (Split packages and 
> package-level import/export come to mind.)

Package-level import/export seem like a must, but I still don't see 
split packages as a necessity.

-> richard

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