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From "Robin Green" <gree...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: 1.1 vs 1.2 - possible Collections problem
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2000 11:57:26 GMT
Niclas Hedhman <niclas@localbar.com> wrote:
>
>Robin Green wrote:
>
> > I've just been looking at the 1.1 Collections README:
> >
> > http://java.sun.com/beans/infobus/collectionsreadme.html
> >
> > "Since these classes are direct copies of their 1.2 counterparts with 
>the
> > package names changed, the API's are 100% identical with the one 
>significant
> > exception that since they are in different packages they are distinct 
>Java
> > types and cannot be cast/assigned between each other."
> >

[snip]

>I would therefor recommend that no public interfaces of Cocoon uses the
>back-port Collections classes, since in 2010 that seems like an old dog. 
>And
>strictly speaking the interfaces must not change over time.

+1

Some interfaces could maybe still use them and be package-private (but then 
you wouldn't be able to implement those interfaces in subpackages).

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