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Re: Tiny Frameworksby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Sep 30, 2007 at 14:58 UTC||Need Help??|
As one of those who has expressed skeptisim about "frameworks" here, I'll have a go a producing a definition. Or rather, a comparison between a 'framework' and a 'library'.
In a nutshell, frameworks call you; you call libraries.
Whilst what you describe provides the infrastructure for the creation of classes, the classes produced using it would usually be more akin to libraries. That is, classes built using your infrastructure would themselves be components within larger applications, and there would often be several such derived classes within any moderately sized application.
So whilst it is possible to see how you arrived at the term 'mini-framework', my gut feel about what constitutes a framework is that they provide the outer shell and overall structure for an application along with the stubs for essential plumbing. Viewed this way, your module doesn't really live up to the tag. As useful as it is, I would consider it the wrong label.
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