[jdom-interest] Announce: JDOMPlus a flexible XML framework for Java

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Thu Dec 7 16:03:09 PST 2000

> All I'm saying is that I don't think the "Facade" design pattern 
> is used to implement read only collections.
> My brief reply is that I think its the "Proxy" pattern instead.

It's not Proxy.  Per the "Problem" solved by "Proxy" on the web site 
you found:

  "You need to support resource-hungry objects, and you do not want 
  to instantiate such objects unless and until they are actually 
  requested by the client."

That's definitely not the problem being solved.

I think the "Problem" desc for "Facade" is a good match:

  "A segment of the client community needs a simplified interface 
  to the overall functionality of a complex subsystem."

The interface is "simplified" by essentially removing the modification


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