From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-22 12:20:10
At 03:22 AM 3/22/2002, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>Beman Dawes wrote:
>> While it might not be possible to do that "automatically", Jens' design
>> made it trivial to supply a writer or reader that would handle
>> "green_crocodile", "age" and "weight" XML. That should continue to be
>> trivial, IMO, or a design really comes into question.
>If "describe" methods don't tell the member names (and they don't now),
>you'll have no way to store those names. Should the ability to
>specify names be present?
No, I wasn't asking for that. Rather just saying that the user should be
able to supply a lower-level writer/reader, and that lower level
writer/reader should have enough information available to be able to handle
nested (like XML or HTML), separated (like CSV), or other formats as
desired. A large app might need to supply several reader/writers.
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