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From "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebou...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: [core] Scope, you choose!
Date Sat, 07 Dec 2002 01:18:38 GMT
> Jeff said:
> To say (as
> has been said) that this approach is not code reuse but simply copying
smacks of snobbery and is
> incorrect.  It is a reuse policy that allows version-freeze on small
portions of code.

Copied code is copied code. It means dual maintainance and
incompatabilities.

What I have consistently failed to understand about this debate is how
commons can ask other jakarta projects to refactor out their common code
when commons is unwilling to do the same job within its own borders.

Stephen


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