[dojo-contributors] [feedback wanted] Preferred Iteration forms

Tom Trenka ttrenka at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 18:09:04 EDT 2006


Brian,

You and I should probably coordinate off-list then; I don't want to do
anything that it going to impact something as important as the data provider
stuff.

Hit me up on IM if you get a chance to talk.

Tom

On 4/3/06, Brian Douglas Skinner <skinner at dojotoolkit.org> wrote:
>
> Bill Keese wrote:
> > Does this relate to the data binding stuff? (Commonly called cursors)
>
> Hey Bill,
>
> Yes, I think in the Dojo data-provider/data-binding code we'll want to
> have some notion of an iterator or cursor.
>
> A full-featured data-provider might have fancy features like being able
> to move the cursor around, and being able to iterate over just a portion
> of collection.  But we should make sure that simple things are simple,
> which I think means we'll want to make it possible to iterate over a
> dojo.data result set using the same syntax that people use elsewhere in
> Dojo.  In the experimental dojo.data code that I checked in last month,
> the ResultSet class has a getIterator() method that simply returns an
> instance of dojo.collections.Iterator.
>
> - Brian
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