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From Rodney Waldhoff <>
Subject Re: [collections] JDK1.5
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2004 22:47:31 GMT
For the record, while I'm +0 on moving toward JDK 1.5 support within 
collections, I'm certainly -1 on abandoning JDK 1.4 support in the near 

- Rod

On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Stephen Colebourne wrote:

> While release 3.1 is being tidied up (still time to vote ;-), I thought I'd
> just put out a note about JDK1.5.
> One of the key enhancements in JDK1.5 is generics which allows typed classes
> using the angle bracket notation. The biggest area this impacts is
> collections. Clearly questions have to be raised as to how this affects
> [collections].
> So far, I have done no work to see if [collections] will compile under
> JDK1.5. My expectation is that it will, but there are no guarantees.
> To take full advantage of generics will involve a considerable rewrite of
> [collections]. It will affect every class, and produce a version that only
> compiles on JDK1.5. I have no doubt that Sun spent many mandays changing the
> JDK classes to achieve this update.
> Personally, I have no plans to update [collections] to JDK1.5 (no itch, too
> much effort). If anyone else does, feel free to come in and either change
> [collections], or (more likely) create a new [collections15] project.
> Stephen

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