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From "Gavin McPhee" <>
Subject RE: import * vs explicit debate
Date Thu, 03 Apr 2003 00:58:17 GMT
> No; it's a reason for doing a full clean build and unit test run
> before checking in any changes.  

> This way whoever added org.apache.Thing, or updated the library that
> added it, is responsible for not breaking everyone else's build.

> In this case causing a compiler error is good; the error will mention
> the name of the class that was just added; and the adder will say "oh,
> duh" and know what to do to fix it.  More troublesome are interface
> changes that are silently absorbed but cause semantic changes.

I totally agree.

Gavin McPhee
Senior Software Engineer
Object Connections Australia

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