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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1283) Fill in a deprecated but mandatory JDBC3 method: PreparedStatement.setUnicodeStream()
Date Thu, 04 May 2006 14:04:59 GMT
Lance J. Andersen wrote:

> Prior versions of the JDBC specification were not clear or concise as to
> what a developer and or a user could expect.  This as a JDBC driver
> developer while at Sybase i found extremely frustrating.
> 
> These methods have been in the JDBC spec since 1.0.   We will not be
> removing them from the spec and just because something is deprecated, it
> does not mean that it should not be implemented or ignored.  It just
> means that there are alternative methods that are recommended.   Also in
> my working with the Java SE team, they discourage deprecating methods
> via the javadoc tag as it adds unnecessary noise at compile time where
> as a simple note in the spec/javadoc can point users to the preferred
> method.

So the @deprecated tag is now deprecated! :-)
> 
> As far as your question below, it is impossible to determine what
> methods are and are not required from the JDBC 3.0 specification.  This
> is something that i have addressed in JDBC 4.0.

DJD question> According to which section of JDBC 3.0?

Then this is about JDBC 4.0 compliance and not JDBC 3.0.

I don't see how you can change the rules for JDBC 3.0 compliance with a
release of the JDBC 4.0 specification. I believe that Sun in the past
has confirmed JDBC drivers including Derby & Cloudscape pre-open source
as being JDBC 3.0 compliant, seems wrong to say, oh now there's
additional work to do.

Dan.




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