Seeking a Dao of Groves

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn at
Sat Feb 5 06:34:12 GMT 2000

> However, the choice of the interface granularity, the
> members, even the parameters are still very dependent on the data model.
> there is a high level of linkage between the data model and the API. It is
not as
> independent as you seem to believe.

There obviously has to be *some* influence, but you
can put any number of different API's on top of a data
model, just as you can serialise the data in any number
of different formats. If you want to directly expose the
data model, then yes, the API would by necessity reflect
it fairly closely.

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