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From "Leo Sutic" <leo.su...@inspireinfrastructure.com>
Subject RE: ComponentManager interface
Date Sat, 09 Feb 2002 14:15:11 GMT


> From: Stephen McConnell [mailto:mcconnell@apache.org]
> 
> Proposal:
> 
>    (a) mark the lookup operation as deprecated
>    (b) add a new method "resolve" that is
>        functionally equivalent to "lookup" but returns
>        Object instead of Component

Breaks compatibility - no implementation of ComponentManager will 
work unless edited and recompiled.

>    (c) change the argument type on the release from
>        Component to Object.


Since this change will break backwards compatibility, might as well
do it without adding new methods. Just replace Component with Object
in the CM interface and release it as 4.2. Everyone must recompile,
but that should be about it.

/LS


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