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From Luc Maisonobe <>
Subject Re: [Math] Serializable (again)
Date Tue, 08 May 2012 09:26:09 GMT
Le 07/05/2012 22:16, Gilles Sadowski a écrit :
> Hi.

Hi Gilles,

> There is another complaint about some class not being "Serializable":
> I don't want to argue all over again.
> We should probably add a section in the user guide stating the policy with
> regards to this issue.
> The problem is that I don't know what the policy is.
> Either we agree that supporting Serializable is none of our business (my
> viewpoint), and I can add that section; or we continue to be sloppy on this
> issue and just blindly write "implements Serializable" whenever we get such
> a complaint (stating in the Javadoc that the serializable form is not to be
> relied on, in the sense that any two versions of CM can produce forms that
> are not compatible).

I am in favor of this second option: add Serializable were needed upon
request. In this case, the request seems fair as the class is mainly a
simple container for two values.

What do other people think ?


> Thanks,
> Gilles
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