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From Henri Yandell <>
Subject Re: [all] BinaryCompatability tester
Date Sun, 02 May 2004 19:36:10 GMT

On Sun, 2 May 2004, matthew.hawthorne wrote:

> 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?
> Could you do a checkout of the unit tests for the last release, and run
> them against the new jar?

Only real good if the unit tests are full though. There are times when the
return type might not be grabbed.

Plus you would want to have a binary version of the unit tests compiled
against the old jar. Compiling against the new jar would screw things up,
so it gets a bit trickier.


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