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Author Topic: Benefits and Disadvantages of Un-typed Notification Bodies  (Read 5476 times)
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« on: October 12, 2008, 08:54:52 »

I've been working on a PureMVC/AS3 port multi-core Flex application for about a year and the project has been winding down, so at a recent interview, I touted PureMVC as a great MVC framework.

The company I will possibly be hired to consult is still teetering between PureMVC and Cairngorm. I found myself having to defend and explain several of the architectural elements withing PureMVC. I wasn't completely satisfied with some of my answers...

Can someone explain what are the benefits of un-typed notification bodies and how to combat dis-advantages?

How do others deal with runtime related errors, for example, if a developer passes the wrong object in the body of a notification.

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 10:36:40 »

You can of course extend Notification or write new INotification classes.

The advantage to me is that I can push around notifications with the convenient sendNotification method. I also don't have to create 40 or 50 different Notification classes to cover the entire model. It is nice to know that I could if necessary though.

I type check my notification bodies on the receiver side and throw an Error if it is wrong. Not as convenient as compile time type checking, but it is effective.

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 07:57:51 »

Hi folks,

This question looks like a FAQ candidate.

For now, the canonical answer lies in the following post:


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