[Pipet Devel] Loci and data storage

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at bc.edu
Thu Sep 23 01:49:03 EDT 1999

Gary Van Domselaar wrote:
> Geez, I was just thinking about data storage, not loci storage.

What's the difference?  All data are loci, and all loci (interfaces - not
programs) are data.  If data can be stored, then so can loci.

Remember: We will be representing everything graphically, and all graphics
(GUIs, diagrams, etc.) will be kept as XML (biodata will remain
format-independent, but we can still use XML headers or whatever).  All we have
to do then is manage XML objects: it'll make no difference if the object is a
GUI component or a reference to a program (actual programs will be referenced,
not directly managed by Loci).

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