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From Oki DZ <ok...@pindad.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-james/src/conf spool.properties
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2001 07:01:33 GMT
On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Darrell DeBoer wrote:
> I don't think that db-specific subclasses is the right design for handling 
> different databases. 

I use the name to stress (to myself) that it would be all right to use
whathever non-standard SQL statements available in MySQL (it turned out
that for the task at hand, there ain't any :-). Besides, I just wanted to
have class names that don't collide with the existing JDBC* classes in

>I reckon that database-specific implementations would be 
> better built using a containment relationship with a database-specific 
> "plugin" (ie bridge pattern). Even better if we can stick to using meta-data 
> (ie config) for all database-specific needs. 

I was talking about that in my previous postings; using a superclass of
JDBCMailRepository, which contains nothing but SQL statement definitions.
But I think, yes, it'd be better to use meta-data files.

> The use of inheritance in this 
> case is not the best design, in my opinion.
> (I'm assuming that the classes named above follow on from a previous email 
> which described the design in more detail)

Well, I didn't use inheritance; it was a complete rewrite.
So I think, I didn't follow one of the good practices in OOP; ie:
reusability. :-) But it's OK, I have learned quite a lot. (That's the
greatest thing about open-source, I believe; you don't just implement
others' works, but you also learning something along the way.)


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