|Creating a macroscopic difffrom a collection of unit diffs [message #1820944]
||Sun, 02 February 2020 23:47
| Steve Hickman
Registered: January 2017
The Developer Guide description of 'Refinements' is 'spartan'. Between that and the 1 topic on this forum that mentions macroscopic diffs, there seems to be an implication that creating means picking one of the diffs as the macroscopic diff and setting the |
'refines' and 'refinedBy' pointers to the other diffs.
In my application, all the 'unit' diffs are 'equal' - none of the objects referenced in any of the diffs 'contains' any of the other referenced objects. Further, there are several different kinds of 'macroscopic' diffs that could occur - and I want to distinguish them for the end user. My initial thought is to simply define additional classes that implement the 'Diff' interface - 1 for each kind of macroscopic diff - and the create an instance of the appropriate type and have it refinedBy the relevant set of unit diffs.
Before I start implementing this approach, I thought I would check to see if this is the preferred approach or if there is some other approach that I should consider.
1) Is there a preferred approach for defining macroscopic diffs?
2) If there are multiple approaches, are there any specific issues I should keep in mind when deciding between approaches?
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