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From Luc Maisonobe <>
Subject Re: [math] LocalizedFormats.ALPHA and BETA no longer used
Date Sun, 27 May 2012 16:04:14 GMT
Le 27/05/2012 16:25, Jochen Wiedmann a écrit :
> On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 8:41 PM, Luc Maisonobe <> wrote:
>> Le 24/05/2012 21:27, Sébastien Brisard a écrit :
>>> Hi,
>>> commit 1342404 solves MATH-791. It turns out that
>>> LocalizedFormats.ALPHA and BETA are no longer used. I wanted to remove
>>> them, but that breaks the compatibility. How should we do that
>>> cleanly?
>> Just remove the entries from the enum and temove the corresponding entry
>> in the translation properties file.
> Why remove them at all? I understand the desire, it meets my sense for
> clean code. But I learned to fight against these desires from time to
> time.

These parameters are mainly for internal use, we don't consider them as
part of the public API. As we remove their internal use, it seems good
to be consistent and remove everything at once.

Do you have an idea about another use that could justify we retain them ?

best regards,


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