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From Marshall Schor <...@schor.com>
Subject Re: CasIOUtils class - some meta-questions
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:49:05 GMT
The "mitigating" factor would be if we could easily imagine a significant
sub-community of UIMA users appreciating these variants.  In this particular
case, I'm leaning toward agreeing with Richard, but am fine with having some
variants if needed by Peter. 


On 8/3/2016 4:32 PM, Richard Eckart de Castilho wrote:
> Under that policy, should we really introduce all kinds of variants using 
> File, Path, and URL not rather stick to InputStream (maybe to URL which
> incurs additional overhead opening/closing streams)?
> -- Richard
>> On 03.08.2016, at 22:29, Marshall Schor <msa@schor.com> wrote:
>> My general feeling: anytime we make something "public" it becomes "set in
>> stone".  So, it is best not to make things public ahead of clear
>> needs/use-cases.  That way, if at some point in the future, we find we now have
>> a clear use-case for the loadBinary kind of thing, we can implement it then,
>> without any worries about backwards compatibility :-).
>> Kind of a "lazy" API creation, I guess.
>> -Marshall

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