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From James Carman <ja...@carmanconsulting.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] [math] top-level package name
Date Thu, 21 May 2009 12:44:18 GMT
On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 8:37 AM, Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@gmx.de> wrote:
> Guys, you know what you do? Actually it was already reported to the list
> that some projects already faced the incompatibility problem even with
> math. With you veto you simply tell them "it's your problem, but we don't
> have a solution for it either". That's what I would call a complete show
> stopper.
>
> If somebody really want to migrate to newer math, he can simply search and
> replace every org.apache.commons.math to org.apache.commons.math2 and will
> then face the locations in the code where he has actually to adjust
> something. However, he must not fear that due to his switch some other 3rd
> party dep will no longer operate. With your scenario, he's simply out of
> the game.

Again, I agree with Jörg on this one.  The migration effort is minimal
if the code really just moves to different packages (and is binary
incompatible).  As he says here, you just find/replace and then do
your "fixes" to get things working again (which you would have to do
anyway if they were left where they were).

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