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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 15729] - StarTeam rootLocalFolder should be java.io.File
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2003 06:24:12 GMT
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StarTeam rootLocalFolder should be java.io.File





------- Additional Comments From bodewig@apache.org  2003-04-04 06:24 -------
Jose Alberto, not everything is resolved to basedir, unfortunately.  Sometimes
the code predates IntrospectionHelper, sometimes people just didn't know about
the magic of File attributes.

Whenever we change an attribute to resolve files relative to basedir and not the
current working directory, we run the danger of breaking backwards compatibility.
As an example, several Jakarta builds got broken when <style>'s stylesheet
attribute was changed.  I had to revert to the tactics we use now - which pretty
much is option (2) from my last comment.

Consistency is good.  Breaking backwards compatibility for consistency's sake is
not.

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