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From "matthew.hawthorne" <>
Subject Re: [lang] Each Mutable Number class declares Serializable
Date Fri, 08 Oct 2004 05:22:33 GMT
Gary Gregory wrote:
> I see that java.lang.Number declares Number
> subclasses in java.lang do not but each of our Mutable number classes
> does. This does not seem necessary. Am I missing something? Can we
> remove these extra declarations?

I guess it depends on how likely we think it is that a user would want 
to serialize a Mutable Number.  Does serialization create maintenance 
issues that we'd rather avoid?  I'm not sure, and don't feel strongly 
about either choice.

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