On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 07:54:21PM +0200, Jean-Marc Orliaguet wrote:
| Derrick Hudson wrote:
| >On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 03:07:33PM +0200, Jean-Marc Orliaguet wrote:
| >
| >| What I don't like about annotations is that the information is stored on
| >| the object itself.
| >
| >FYI the annotations framework can be used while storing the annotation
| >elsewhere.  For example
| >    
| >
| >
| >| That's why I'm using relations in cpsskins
| >| 
| >| instead of using annotations even for trivial things such has whether an
| >| object is visible or not.
| >[...]
| >
| >I'll have to research this some more.  It sounds like some interesting
| >ideas on how to organize and manage the data.

| Hi Derrick!
| maybe I didn't explain what the actual issue is:
| The problem is not whether the annotation data is stored *elsewhere* but
| whether the annotation data is "tied" with object or not.

Ahh, I see.  That is a little bit different.

| If it is tied with the object, then whenever you use annotations to
| store a relation between several objects, you have to store the relation
| twice if the relation is dyadic, to be able to do a reverse lookup:

Yeah, like the classic doubly-linked list.

I'll definitely have to take a look at this relations tool and see how
it works.  Thanks for explaining that.


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