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From Danny Angus <Danny_An...@slc.co.uk>
Subject Re: Missing Mailet APIs related to attributes?
Date Mon, 22 Mar 2004 16:34:45 GMT


Although I favour spoolMail(...) as a name, why not just say it like it is.


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Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Seems to me that we either need to add:
>   sendMail(Sender, Recipients, Message, State, Attributes);
>   sendMail(Sender, Recipients, Message, Attributes);
> or make it easier for developers to create a new Mail instance, which
> much means the same sort of parameters, since Sender and Recipients are
> read-only properties.
> Meanwhile, we can create a MailImpl when we need them.

I don't like the idea of exposing MailImpl, and it seems we're already
cheating in this regard.  I would prefer deprecating all existing
sendMail() methods and instead do:

public interface MailetContext {
   Mail newMail();
   void queue(Mail mail);

I'm not wedded to the two names.  I like queue(Mail) over send(Mail)
because send() implies a) it's going some place else and b) does not
address how message could be placed in other states (like spam, error,

Serge Knystautas
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