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From Ralph Goers <Ralph.Go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: [lang] Java 5
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2008 15:16:57 GMT


James Carman wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:45 AM, Ralph Goers
> <Ralph.Goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> This confuses me. Doesn't the fact that since the code will no longer run on
>> a pre-1.5 JDK mean that compatibility is broken, even if not a single line
>> of code changes? (Yes - I know that we technically only release source so in
>> that case it could be recompiled, but I work with Maven). In any case, I
>> expect that the code will only compile with a 1.5 compiler anyway.
>>
>>     
>
> Just because the new Commons Lang is compiled against 1.5 doesn't mean
> that older code that depends on it won't be able to use it.
>
>   
It does if that older code is trying to run in a 1.4 or 1.3 JVM.

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