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From FaeLLe <mrbillcollec...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Backward compatibility
Date Thu, 12 May 2005 02:46:18 GMT
Sorry but you miss two major points. (Please do correct me this is my 
understanding by observing content on Harmony)

* The complete agreement and compatiblity of the rules set down by TCK was 
one of the major factors that ensured that we would be 100% Java as it is by 

* As a very learned person who clearly was authority on the subject aldready 
pointed out some Sun methods do indeed invoke these deprecated methods and 
when they are deprecated and when not does indeed fluctuate. And if we are 
making something should we *compromise* on quality of anything that we 
produce ?

On 5/12/05, Kev Jackson <kevin.jackson@it.fts-vn.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Deprecated or non deprecated, we want Harmony to pass the TCK, so
> >> whatever the TCK wants us to do, we'll do it.
> >
> >
> I would have thought that it must pass the TCK to have any chance of
> wide acceptance, so presumably that means implementing depracted code
> [sigh].
> > So what's the point? If all you're trying to do is duplicate J2SE 5,
> > what advantage is there to making it an open source project? As soon
> > as you "improve" something, aren't you're likely to break the API?
> The point I'd make is that just because you have to implement deprecated
> code to make it pass teh TCK doesn't mean you have to do a particularly
> good job at it. For example to implement some deprecated code will take
> 2 days (bear with me figures pulled from /dev/null) if you actually care
> about the performance, or 5 minutes and another 5 for the unit test just
> to ensure that the code does what you think it does. Should we spend
> any time optimizing deprecated code so that deprecated apps run as fast
> on harmony as on Sun J2SE? I'd argue no, for the simple reason that
> most of the stuff that's deprecated has been for a *long* time, and if
> you haven't refactored by now, you need to rethink your job as a
> professional developer (granted some apps can't be refactored, but then
> will they be contenders to run on Harmony?)
> Kev

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