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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: [Mime4J] Support For Non-Streaming Inputs
Date Fri, 21 Sep 2007 19:30:07 GMT
Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:

> it's really about objectives and aims rather than technical designs

> i wonder whether it's worthwhile having what's probably going to be a
> long technical discussion about a design for a unified parser for both
> streams and non-streams. if no one else really feels strongly about
> non-streaming implementations then it's probably best for me to drop
> this goal, revert the changes i've made to allow support for efficient
> non-streaming and let jochen optimize mime4j just for streams.

I agree with you: let's talk about use cases before detailed design.  As
Serge asked, what are the use cases for both?  What are the trade-offs in
choosing to support or limit the exposed functionality?

Please note: I may not be responding until Sunday evening.

	--- Noel

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