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Re: GModel decision

From: Gregory John Casamento
Subject: Re: GModel decision
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:07:24 -0800 (PST)

--- Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote:
> Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote:
> > Yes ... I think that the text-property-list encoded format of a keyed 
> > archive finally makes reverse engineering of archived objects a 
> > practical possibility (not to imply that it would be quick or easy).
> > I had a look at writing a keyed archiver several months back, and it did 
> > not look *too* bad ... but I was having some trouble figuring out 
> > exactly what the algorithm for generating the property list should be.  
> > Perhaps I can find time to get back to it ... sounds like it might move 
> > up the priority list if someone is willing to do the donkey-work of 
> > updating all the ancoding/decoding methods of the base/gui objects using 
> > it.
> > 
> Last night I had my first chance to look at a key/value encoded nib and 
> that did look rather readable. SO if you need somebody to help you I am 
> ready to take up some tasks.
> Fred

As I said in a previous message, I would definitely like to see this happen. 
Keyed archives are important step towards a viable cross platform solution for
Gorm.   Since it's possible to store the archives in a human readable format,
the task of making Gorm produce a file which, at least can be transformed into
something that is usable by MOSX becomes a great deal closer.


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