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Subject: Re: [wsia][wsrp-interfaces] Specific or general destroy mechanism(s)

I prefer the generic for v.1.


At 10:13 AM -0400 7/22/02, Rich Thompson wrote:
>The current draft spec has a generic release mechanism (releaseHandles()).
>At times more specific mechanisms have been mentioned (deregisterConsumer()
>& destroyEntities()).
>Advantages/disadvantages I see for the generic mechanism are:
>   - Single operation in the interface
>   - Extensible ... can easily deal with new handle types as they are added
>to the spec.
>   -
>   - Implies an inheritance relationship between handles. This isn't bad,
>but isn't required for specific mechanisms.
>   - Type checking moved to the application level (this depends on how we
>specify the serialization of the handles).
>   - Harder to explain as the operation is more abstract and therefore
>dependent on what is concretely passed.
>   -
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Rex Brooks
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