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From "Scott Sanders" <ssand...@nextance.com>
Subject RE: [lang] JDK 1.0/1.1
Date Wed, 10 Jul 2002 00:21:26 GMT
I would personally prefer it to be 1.3+, but that is MHO.  I would not
mind seeing some support for 1.1, but not to the point of precluding
other functionality, especially when we get to the reflection type
additions.

I am +0.

Scott

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Henri Yandell [mailto:bayard@generationjava.com] 
> Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 11:51 PM
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: [lang] JDK 1.0/1.1
> 
> 
> Before release I think it would behoove [look mama, I used a 
> new word] us to investigate how tied we are to JDK 1.2+. If 
> it's very minimal, then it might be worth considering tying 
> ourselves to 1.1 instead. An advantage of this is that the 
> code can be used in J2ME.
> 
> A quick look at the moment seems to suggest that we have few 
> dependencies. [that don't compile on 1.1.8 anyway].
> 
> CharSet uses Iterator/List/LinkedList internally. 
> NestableRuntimeException uses a LinkedList internally. 
> Strings has an argument that takes an Iterator. 
> [join(Iterator,String)] RandomStrings uses Random.nextInt(int).
> 
> Of these, the first two can easily be replaced with minor 
> performance changes, and synchronisation improvement.
> 
> The third one is the big deal. It involves a change to the 
> 'published' API, making it less useful. However, I think it's 
> a pretty minor API change.
> 
> The last one can easily be replaced [I believe] with less nice code.
> 
> 
> Any views?
> 
> Hen
> 
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