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Re: Coordinated Choreographies Proposal 4 - Finalize Activity

From: Greg Ritzinger <gritzinger@novell.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2004 13:04:12 -0700
Message-Id: <s18a28d8.022@sinclair.provo.novell.com>
To: <public-ws-chor@w3.org>

>Related note: After studying the Choreology proposals and looking into
>exception handling and finalizer mechanisms in more detail recently, I
>the naming of the 'finalizer' leads to confusion in relationship to the
>commonly understood semantics of a Java 'finally' block in relation to
>exception handling (i.e. the closeness of the terms tends to implies
>the work inside the finalizer block will be performed regardless of
>the choreo completes normally or with an exception). Possibly it should
>renamed 'compensation'? 
Being a Java programmer, I agree that the CDL semantics here may be
misunderstood, and that compensation would be a better term to use.

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