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From Berin Loritsch <blorit...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Alter CircularBuffer's API
Date Wed, 19 Dec 2001 22:19:56 GMT
Peter Donald wrote:

> Hi,
> Instead of deprecating since it is such a small class would it not be better 
> to just create a new class that has your desired interface and deprecate old 
> class complete. Perhaps have your new class named CircularArrayBuffer or 
> something. That way you don't have to worry about backwards compat.


> On Thu, 20 Dec 2001 08:27, Berin Loritsch wrote:
>>I would like to alter the CircularBuffer's API (using deprecation of
>>course) with the following cosmetic changes:
>>class CircularBuffer
>>     add( Object obj ); // was append()
>>     Object remove(); // was get()
>>     int size(); // was getContentSize()
>>     int isEmpty(); // remains the same
>>I would also like to deprecate the getBufferSize(), unless someone can give
>>me a practical reason for it's use.  CircularBuffer does resize itself, so
>>it's buffer size does not need to be managed externally.  If you want to
>>fix the size of the CircularBuffer, you have to rely on a constant value
>>that does not change--so getBufferSize() won't work for that purpose.  It
>>may be necessary for the internal functions, but it can be encapsulated
>>inside with a private accessor.


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