[odf-discuss] News on MS pluggin
zander at kde.org
Sun Oct 15 09:42:21 EDT 2006
On Sunday 15 October 2006 15:21, Alex Hudson wrote:
> > In the end I don't see any of the problems you see with the points marbux
> > made. In fact, I think the best thing for Ms actually is to use an
> > intermediate binary format (in memory) in order to avoid regressions.
> Whether or not it's the best way is beside the point - I haven't seen
> any evidence of that being MS' implementation strategy anywhere, and I
> try to keep up with OXML developments.
The point I was trying to make is that explicit evidence for this behavior is
IMO not needed. More to the contrary.
Its ockham's razor.
Using the intermediate bin-format does does not pose big problems, is actually
the easiest way to implement it (since it avoids major refactoring) and does
not significantly slow things down.
So, what is more likely, the 2 step loader, or that microsoft did major
refactoring to their office codebase to allow separate loading from an xml.
Because major refactoring would be needed since there wasn't really a loader
before. Just a 'fill all variables with bytes from the file'.
Anyway, thats how I look at it. But naturally none of us can say what Ms
actually did without decompiling the app :)
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