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From Ceki Gülcü <>
Subject Re: Isn't Rule really an Action?
Date Wed, 15 May 2002 19:00:05 GMT
At 19:31 15.05.2002 +0100, you wrote:
>On Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at 04:31 PM, Ceki Gülcü wrote:
>>Hi Robert,
>>I am not a huge fan of name changes, quite the contrary, but this
>>particular change would be beneficial to new and old users
>>alike. Naming Rule as Action would make the documentation as well as
>>the code clearer. Just my unsolicited 2 cents.
>hi ceki
>i think that you're probably right but it's not really a change that i'd 
>consider committing myself without achieving a consensus first.

Most reasonable.

>if people think that these name changes are a good idea then we would 
>probably deprecate the old versions and inherit from the newly named 
>classes for a while.

My experience with log4j shows that alias classes are a major
headache. I would go along the route of alias classes only if
*absolutely* necessary. The case with commons-digester might
be different but for log4j it was a nightmare.


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