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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [LANG] Proposing 3.0.1
Date Sat, 06 Aug 2011 18:37:44 GMT
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.

> - Jörg
>
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