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From "Michael A. Smith" <>
Subject Re: [collections] collections depends on lang? (RE: cvs commit: jakarta-commons/collections/src/java/org/apache/commons/collections
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2002 17:27:22 GMT
Agreed.  Care must be taken when adding dependencies, especially to 
collections and lang.  I have an alternative suggestion, but want to 
write it up as a more formal proposal.  Hopefully I'll get that done by 
the end of the weekend.  


On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Waldhoff, Rodney wrote:
> Personally, I'd prefer not to have collections depend upon lang
> (currently it doesn't depend upon anything else, correct?), at least
> not if ClassMap is the best justification we have for it.
> A lot of other packages use Collections, so adding a new dependency to
> Collections is adding a new dependency to a lot of modules.  We should
> be very careful and deliberate about that.
> > Much of the code for getting all the superclasses 
> > and superinterfaces of a class is coded in the 
> > upcoming [lang] reflection code. Maybe the next 
> > collections release should depend on [lang]?
> > Stephen
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