[gmpi] Re: Reqs 3.8

  • From: Tim Hockin <thockin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gmpi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 11:27:09 -0800

On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 05:38:40PM -0500, Paul Davis wrote:
> >In your view: the plugin exposes its 'platform' or 'datatype'.  The host
> >wraps up each 'platform' and recognizes when two unlike platforms are
> >juxtaposed.  The host provides the conversion routines.
> no. that's not my view at all. the plugin exposes its datatype. if its
> wrong, the host rejects it. if some host authors try to be clever,
> more power to them, or something.

OK.  But JUST SUPPOSE that double becomes a reality.  Then all the hosts
have to handle it themselves.

> and about double: steve (and others) have already provided a fairly
> solid explanation of why specifying the data type used to move data
> *between* plugins has no particular constraints on what data type is

You know it, and I know it, and probably most plug developers know it.  But
welcome to REALITY.  The market is driven by marketing and buzzwords.  I'll
bet dollars to dimes that it WILL become industry standard.

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