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From "James Carman" <>
Subject Re: [io] Inner class exception
Date Fri, 12 Jan 2007 23:09:51 GMT
Yes, I'm -0 really.  As I said, I don't really care one way or the
other.  I just wanted to voice my opinion that it looks weird to me
and we should be aware of that (not that it looks weird to me in
particular, but that it could look weird to others).  I know that when
I look into a library I will think less of it if I see them doing
something a little quirky, especially if it appears to be done just to
be doing it (or to look clever).  I'm not saying that's why this was
done and I agree that the design is sound.  I'm just thinking of
outside folks and how they might perceive IO when they see something
like this.

On 1/12/07, Henri Yandell <> wrote:
> On 1/12/07, Stephen Colebourne <> wrote:
> > From: Henri Yandell <>
> > > Yeah, I'm quite interested in what the response is to having this in
> > > the API. It's novel (for me), but could be interesting to release IO
> > > as is and see what feedback we get from users on the feature.
> >
> > That would seem rather irresponsible. They will almost certainly tell us nothing.
> > If they do oppose it then there will be nothing we can do as its backwards
> > incompatible to change it.
> We'd know that there was opposition to it and could avoid it in other
> Commons libraries.
> So far it seems that people are tending towards liking the feature
> (Martin, Niall, Jörg, Simon) - with James, you and myself thinking it
> looks weird. James and I seem to be -0 to the feature rather than -1.
> So consensus so far seems to be towards leaving it in.
> Hen
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