[Members] Official jabber API and OS integration

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at bnet.pl
Mon Dec 20 01:28:41 CST 2004


On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 10:10:51PM +0100, johannes.wagener at gmx.net wrote:
> I also got some negative feedback. For those not interested may not
> discuss :) Btw. with standard I do not mean that there should be only
> one library in future but rather make it possible to share existing
> Jabber account between different Jabber applications (libraries) -
> and doing this without asking user to type in all the account
> information into each application preferences.

So, why do you insist on normalizing API (API is the thing which makes
different libraries different and developers choose one library or
another) and not on normalizing configuration.

IMHO normalizing configuration whould be a good thing. I guess
a normalized set of environment variables or/and configuration files
(like /etc/resolv.conf for DNS) for UNIX and a normalized set of
registry keys for Windows and whatever for Mac would be a good thing.
Trying to force particular API is not.

Twisted developers will not accept any not-that-twisted API.
Functional-language programmers will not accept object-oriented or
imperative API. And so on.

Greets,
	Jacek


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