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From Henri Yandell <bay...@generationjava.com>
Subject Re: [all] BinaryCompatability tester
Date Sun, 02 May 2004 19:27:11 GMT

Or even changing parameters?

public String toString(String) to
public String toString(Object)

I imagine anything that is classed as an API change would be a problem for
binary compatibility.

Hen

On Sun, 2 May 2004, Stephen Colebourne wrote:

> jdiff is not a bad option and maybe possible - I'd hoped someone might have
> written one already ;-). One thing to watch out for on binary compatability
> is changing method return types, which breaks binary compatability.
>
> Stephen
>
> > The only thing I can think of is the jdiff tool. As long as things are
> > only added, I would assume binary compatibility is kept?
> >
> > So if jdiff were to create an xml report before the html [it might be able
> > to do this], you could write something to create a different html report
> > that merely cares about binary compatibility.
> >
> > Hen
> >
> > On Sun, 2 May 2004, Stephen Colebourne wrote:
> >
> > > Does anyone know of a tool to test whether a new version of a jar file
> is
> > > binary compatible with the old version?
> > >
> > > Stephen
> > >
> > >
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