Jamis Buck said:
> I've toyed with the idea of reimplementing Copland (again), building it
> on top of Needle. I still see some value in external configuration (as
> opposed to doing in in Ruby), and I also like Copland's emphasis on
> fail-fast. That said...another reimplementation doesn't really appeal to
> me at this point, so it would probably some time down the road before I
> find the motivation to work on that.

Thanks for the explanation re: Needle and Copland in your previous mail.

Regarding allowing the option of external configuration, I'd be very much
in favor of providing that as an option.  Spring, a DI framework for Java
(as I'm sure you know) allows for choosing between XML files, properties
files, or Java code for configuring service objects.  I like this
flexibility.  I think that external configuration is especially important
if end users may be the ones doing the configuration.

Thanks again.  I'm looking forward to trying out Needle and perhaps
Copland as well.

-- 
Jason Voegele
"There is an essential core at the center of each man and woman that
remains unaltered no matter how life's externals may be transformed
or recombined. But it's smaller than we think."
    -- Gene Wolfe, The Book of the Long Sun