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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1697267 - in /commons/proper/bcel/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/bcel6: classfile/ generic/ verifier/structurals/
Date Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:22:24 GMT
On 24 August 2015 at 08:04, Jörg Schaible <joerg.schaible@swisspost.com> wrote:
> Hi Sebb,
>
> sebb wrote:
>
>> On 23 August 2015 at 23:19,  <dbrosius@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Author: dbrosius
>>> Date: Sun Aug 23 22:19:04 2015
>>> New Revision: 1697267
>>>
>>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1697267
>>> Log:
>>> remove the need for casting at the clone() call site
>>
>> -1
>>
>> I was hoping to reduce the number of API changes to the minimum, so we
>> can potentially release a
>> version that is binary compatible with 5.2.
>
> Are you sure that this is binary incompatible? IIRC it is safe to adjust the
> return type of clone here.

It's not binary compatible because the return type is part of the
method signature.

I think it may well be source compatible.

> Cheers,
> Jörg
>
>
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