DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.


Ok, so I need to solve a generic read/write format for handling binary data and such. Due to the potential drop down nature of things, I suppose I should have a tierd approach. That is, the start is at BinPrimary then the format specifier gives the sub-class types which are available from this point. So basically the reader/writer builds a tree of sorts. So that will require some changes from my current design. The main thing being that my current one just has the class, I need to have actual parents and such. So essentially the root specifier will always be the primary. And thus, the binary interface will always return a primary. In most cases the stuff will not change, so it can be cached related to the binary interface in the outer class. That would at least reduce the memory strain because once a binary interface is loaded it can be reused over and over.


Then using a tree-like structure I can define a way to know of where things are in the tree along with having it so I can determine if something is actually even read or not. Due to the inheritive nature of the specifiers it would normally require a brute force approach to data. However by using a tree which knows the root and the positions of all other specifiers it can keep things in common on how to actually get them.


This also means that the primary stuff in the reader would have to just depend on the tree itself rather than just have multiple readers for types. The values could essentially be shared and cached in very common classes.


Leftovers are delicious.


The sky is a nice gray.


I suppose I require some kind of data range of sorts or an obtain from the specified range. However I still am going to use a stream based interface for data access. It will be a kind of action. I want a stream which is constant so it is only used once when it comes to methods. However I also want to be able to give results to the sub-methods that are streamed to do things. I suppose instead that BDFStream will be new for the required data where it is then acted by the specifier interfaces which take a BDFStream and perform calls on it.


For reading and writing, the data to be written will always be precomposed so that stuff such as sizes and such are already known.


I decided to learn a new language during my programing breaks. I decided on Chinese, the official langauge of China anyway which is Mandarin. I bought two books on the language. One book is for speaking it, the other is for reading and writing it. So I am going to practice it in my off time.