Nereon and Nerelog
Nereus, the original Greek god of the sea, was renowned as someone trustworthy, and a prophet — and as a shapeshifter. Like the sea itself, Nereus constantly changed his form.
Just like the different forms that we take to get a computer to carry out a task, and the response it returns.
Nereon: the unified configuration model
Nēreōn is Greek for the place where Nereus is. It could be his temple. It could be his lair. It’s where the shapeshifting takes place. It’s the unified configuration state where all the various configurations of an object are brought together.
Nerelog: the unified event log model
The Nēreōn is also where the various occurrences of events get logged as well. They get logged, of course, in a Nerelog.
|A Nerelog should be Nereolog, strictly speaking, but that’s the thing with changing shapes: you can’t be too strict about it.|
A Nerelog in Greek would be a a student of Nereus: a nēreológos. Or else, if you shift the accent as well as your shape, you become a nēreólogos: a collection of Nereuses. A cata-log (yes, it’s the same suffix) of all the forms that Nereus has taken, all the events in their shape-shifting glory.
The Nereon and Nerelog models are located at Nereon models
The Nereon Object Notation ("NON") is inspired by HCL and UCL.
Configuration Schema Syntax
The NON for Configuration Schema ("NOS") uses the file extension
it is used to define the configuration schemes possible of a configurable
The NOS file is used for:
During program compilation, it is compiled into the specific program to accept defined configuration parameters.
During installation and/or runtime, the schema definition can be used by third-party libraries or programs to interact or monitor a program that implements this schema.
This file can also be distributed from a registry.
The NON for Configuration ("NOC") uses the file extension
it is used to define the running configuration of a configurable
The NOC file is used for:
During program startup, it is read in to set the configuration arguments or parameters as a configuration file.