One-way notebooks and software

April 18th, 2006

One Response to “One-way notebooks and software”

  1. Cote' Says:

    I’m glad that part of the episode provoked such a long post ;) You raise a good point, namely that Classpath madness prevents a lot of “cooler” things. I’ve spent many days struggling with getting different versions of the same class (or different implementations of the same service, e.g., JMX) to work. In Java, that’s a huge task that involves classpath wizardry. What’s worse, is that containers can often buggle up the whole process by putting things in the system, default, or whatever the names of the “higher” classloaders are. XML parsers were an early version of this, and now the problem exists for things like JMX, where different vendors and app servers are expecting different JMX class versions.

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