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From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-12 14:43:26

> There were some additional requirements for this kind of runtime
> information, as it was directed towards RAD-Tools and not for crossing
> languages
> - Grouping of properties (e.g. all props dealing with the layout of a
> control, dealing with the appearance etc)
> - Additional meta information whether the property should be persisted or
> not (properties useful for GUI-data binding but not for persistence),
> construction properties (after creation read-only), always read-only
> properties, help strings etc

I see these on top of reflection. That is, once the RAD-tool has the
reflection mechanism, then it can allow the user to say:
- this is readonly
- this is persistable, etc.


John Torjo,    Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
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