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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [chain2] serialVersionUID
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:24:14 GMT
On 24 July 2012 09:11, Jörg Schaible <Joerg.Schaible@scalaris.com> wrote:
> Hi Elijah,
>
> Elijah Zupancic wrote:
>
>> Thanks Jörg!
>>
>> It sounds like we will need to change them all in chain because we
>> have changed the package name.
>
> Well, since they are all different objects now, the Java runtime will not
> try to match them anyway, so it is for this special case not really
> required.

+1


> However, if you consider a change, I'd like to propose to use everywhere a
> constant that reflects the day of change:
>
> servialVersionUID = 20120724L; // format YYYYMMDD
>
> It's easier then to keep track of changes.

+0

Ideally the svuid is only changed when necessary.
I don't think the id should be updated just because a new method was
added, or code was updated.

The danger with using the date is that maintainers may update the id
whenever the source is updated.

> - Jörg
>
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