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From "Michael A. Smith" <...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [collections][pattern] Predicate, Transformer, Closure/Comman d, Factory
Date Thu, 08 Aug 2002 23:11:57 GMT
On Thu, 8 Aug 2002, Jack, Paul wrote:
> Well, in theory I'm not against [collections] depending 
> on [pattern].  But I think it'd have to happen after the
> 2.1 collections release -- unfortunate, as we'd then be
> adding an interface to collections we intend to deprecate
> later.
>
> But there are projects that are blocking on a new release
> of Collections, and since [pattern] is still in the sandbox,
> I wouldn't want those projects to wait until [pattern]
> goes through all the promotion steps.  I also wouldn't want
> to rush the promotion of [pattern], to make sure it has ample
> time to gestate.

I agree with Paul here...

> So my thinking is:
> 
> collections 2.1 -- no pattern dependency
> collections 2.x -- pattern dependency

collections 3.0 more like it.  Adding a dependency is a non-backwards 
compatible change (at least in my mind).  

michael


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