[JDEV] Scripting/Modules/Rant

arh14 at cornell.edu arh14 at cornell.edu
Tue Aug 10 12:10:14 CDT 1999

I always envisioned the capability for plugins and content-handlers.  
Each client may have a set of transport plugins (output), and a set of 
content-handling plugins (input).  Content-handling plugins could handle 
various types of data that is recieved, or application-specific 
messages.  This is where I belive MIME fits in nicely...

Java also handles plugins very nicely.


On Tue, 10 Aug 1999, Tim Lesher wrote:

> > I'd like to suggest something that a lot of people won't like :)
> >
> > If we allowed loadable modules (.so,.dll) and standardised on an
> interface,
> > with standard hooks, we could do some impressive things, atleast
> > with some clients.
> This is a very good idea, if it's not taken to absurd extremes (I've worked
> on projects that did both).  I'm most familiar with the Windows end of it,
> so I'll address it from there.  From Windows, it's no problem at all--in
> fact, the majority of the Windows operating system is implemented in exactly
> this way.

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