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From "Michael A. Smith" <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Collections] Naming conventions [was ComparableComparator - nulls OK]
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2002 04:08:01 GMT
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> If we do this right, some of the current top level classes (eg.iterators)
> could be deprecated and become merged into a factory style class, to the
> benefit of the interface size.
> 
> Well thats my input (sorry for the long email!). We could really do with an
> agreement on this ;-) Note all these changes can be made as none affect
> released classes.

I was a bit unsure that such a reorganization would not affect released
classes, mainly because I had forgotten what was in the 2.0 release and
what has been added since then.  To help figure that out, I went through
all the classes and added @since tags for all the released classes.  I
didn't have enough minutes this evening to figure out what the
compability impact really would be though.

Btw, no apologies needed for the long email.  You've expressed a lot of
great ideas; ones which I hope we will be able to implement so users
will have an easier time using the code that we provide.

regards,
michael


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