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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (IO-314) Deprecate and then remove all methods that use the default encoding
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:13:16 GMT

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Sebb resolved IO-314.
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       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s: 2.5

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1468894
Log:
IO-314 Deprecate and then remove all methods that use the default encoding

Modified:
    commons/proper/io/trunk/src/changes/changes.xml
    commons/proper/io/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/io/CopyUtils.java

                
> Deprecate and then remove all methods that use the default encoding
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IO-314
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-314
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Streams/Writers
>    Affects Versions: 2.1
>            Reporter: Aaron Digulla
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.5
>
>
> On Stackoverflow.com, I often see this kind of question: "When I read my text on a different
computer, it's all garbled."
> The underlying issue is that people don't understand the concept of encoding and therefore,
they use the default encoding which breaks their code when they least expect it. Worse, it
often causes data corruption without throwing exceptions.
> Therefore my suggestion: Deprecate and then remove all methods that use the default encoding.
Users should always specify an encoding when doing text I/O, to make sure that data cannot
be corrupted even when they don't know what they're doing.

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