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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: private vs. protected access
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2003 02:42:04 GMT
Søren Hilmer wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 November 2003 16:33, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > We have to support what we release as a public interface.
> >  In some cases, the code as it exists may not be what we
> > want to support, and that is another reason for why it
> > isn't exposed.

> I can see your point on what we expose we need to support.

> But IMO people messing at this level needs to have a certain level of
> competance anyway, eg. they need to have understood the inner workings
> of the mailet/matcher they are extending. This initiative is just to
> lend those developers a helping hand.

Exposing internals, as opposed to behavior, is not necessarily giving anyone
a helping hand.  I'm just saying to be careful, not rather than do this by
rote.  Considering that this is Open Source, I would rather have someone
come to us and point out where we should expose something, than expose too
much and be backed into a corner when it comes to changing how something
internal is implemented.

> I agree that Andreas's DSN solution should make it into
> the next build. My only concern is that we get yet
> another processor with special meaning, besides root and
> error.  I suggest that we make the processor name a
> parameter to RemoteDelivery.

> <DSNProcessor>dsn</DSNProcessor>

I absolutely agree.  Isnt' that what we've been discussing?  I'm almost
certain that I mentioned that in one of my e-mails.

	--- Noel


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