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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [LANG] Proposing 3.0.1
Date Sat, 06 Aug 2011 19:22:52 GMT
On 6 August 2011 19:37, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5 August 2011 07:28, Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@scalaris.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Gary Gregory wrote:
>>
>>> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 10:02 AM, Jörg Schaible
>>> <joerg.schaible@scalaris.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Hen,
>>>>
>>>> Henri Yandell wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'd like to release 3.0.1 of Lang.
>>>>
>>>> Do we have any policies regarding Serializable types? I'd like to make
>>>> StrMatcher, StrLookup and StrSubstitutor serializable. One step further
>>>> to a serializable Configuration.
>>>
>>> I do not recall such a thing. We should document somewhere the fact
>>> that we do or do not have one though! In an overview.html or package
>>> html perhaps.
>>
>> Actually I am also unsure whether this counts as binary incompatible ... ?!?
>
> AFAIK, implementing an interface is binary compatible, so adding
> Serializable is not an issue.
>
> However, implementing it is not always trivial, and changing the
> serialised form later can affect binary compat, so the implementation
> needs to be done carefully.

By which I mean: if the serialisation format changes, then any old
serialised instances may be incompatible.

>> - Jörg
>>
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