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From David Graham <grahamdavid1...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: [digester] local ArrayStack implementation not backwardscompatible?
Date Tue, 04 May 2004 22:43:25 GMT

--- Stephen Colebourne <scolebourne@btopenworld.com> wrote:
> From: "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldonkin@blueyonder.co.uk>
> > maybe we could sidestep this issue by including the two collections
> > classes (ArrayStack and Buffer) that beanutils depends upon (either
> > directly or indirectly) within the beanutils release and removing the
> > collections dependency. since the versions of these classes in
> > collections 2.1 and 3.0 seem to differ only in licensing and
> > documentation, this would make beanutils and digester compatible with
> > both 2.1 and 3.0 collections.
> 
> I am in favour of removing the direct dependency on [collections]. The
> proposed solution of copying the two classes to digester (no package
> rename)
> is fully acceptable to me, and I will happily add comments to
> [collections]
> noting that the copy has occurred (or you could add the comments to
> collections yourself ;-).

What happens if someone is using both digester and collections?  Which
ArrayStack class would be used when they're in the same package in
different jars?  Hoping that the class doesn't change seems rather
optimistic and error prone.

David

> 
> I have no plans to update either Buffer or ArrayStack, nor are there any
> known issues. They are very stable classes, and well suited to this kind
> of
> copy.
> 
> Stephen
> 
> 
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