Re: XML Pipeline (was: Stupid Question ...)
[Jeff Lowery] > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Michael Brennan [mailto:Michael_Brennan@A...] > > > Although Ant is push-based whereas the pipeline proposal seems to be > > pull-based. > > That's a good observation. > > I can see some flows where a mix of "me push" and "you pull" processes might > be hooked together: the main process pushing the primary inputs to > subprocesses that are thereby triggered to pull secondary data to build > their targets. I'm not sure how that would model in Ant or XML Pipeline; > maybe as modular Pipeline scripts within a larger Ant framework? Must read > more... > Anyone remember Morrison's "Flow Based Programming" (Van Nostrum Reinhold, 1994)? Fascinating stuff, which apparently he used very successfully at IBM. Sort of a cross between recursively structured streams, pipes, potential parallel processing, and pull processes. It ought be be well suited to markup processing. I think there are still a few copies of the book to be found (maybe used). Cheers, Tom P
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