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From Serge Knystautas <ser...@lokitech.com>
Subject Re: Learning from the Past -- mining the Attic
Date Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:45:46 GMT
Danny Angus wrote:
>>By the way, if anyone wonders about Processors and Mailets, and why it is
>>often confusing in some cases as to why they are different, look at the
> old
>>code.  A processor was nothing more than a specialized mailet.  :-)  So
> it
>>shouldn't be surprising at all, in retrospect.
> 
> What is confusing is why Processors are not still instances of Mailet ..
> why did we remove the flexibility that that would have offered, namely the
> ability to nest certain Mailets?

My only guess is because the way configuration is based doesn't make 
much sense.  I /believe/ we had a hierarchical configuration element, 
but then moved to a flattened one.  Just guessing.

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Serge Knystautas
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