You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.

While trying to clean up and refactor the Equinox XSLT transform code (a moderately complex Equinox framework extension broken out among several bundles) that I wrote last year I find myself in one of three situations:

  1. I can have code that doesn’t compile without discouraged access warnings but works just fine in a running instance.
  2. I can have code that compiles cleanly but wont actually work in a running instance by virtue of how Equinox loads framework extensions.
  3. I can have code that compiles cleanly, runs fine, but is held together by spite, twine, and reflection.


Some days you’re the windshield, other days you’re the bug.  🙂

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4 thoughts on “You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.

  1. JanDiederich

    Well, I should make it clear that I had never problems with your XSLT transformation code. But examples are, and should be, generally very arbitrary. And in my case I could really shrink the code a much, with transforming it to my special target.

  2. Chris Recoskie

    I think you meant that your code is held together with “spit” and not “spite” 😛

    Although, if you really meant spite, I want to know your secret, because I have a lot of spite saved up that could be put to good use…

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