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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [math] top-level package name
Date Tue, 19 May 2009 21:29:13 GMT
Sorry for excerpting.

On May 19, 2009, at 2:14 PM, Luc Maisonobe wrote:

> With different packages names, the situation is simpler to handle: you
> can have both libraries (in any order) in your classpath without
> problems. You can have both 1.2 even hidden deep inside another jumbo
> package and 2.0 without your code picking up the old classes when you
> think it should pick the new ones ... This has happened only a few  
> days
> ago with commons-math.

IIUC, this problem is solved by OSGi through its tricky use of class  
loaders. Of course, you can say that OSGi is the very definition of  
jar hell, but at least they are trying.


Craig L Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
408 276-5638
P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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