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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: VM/Class Library Interface (or "Storming the Gates! Take 3!")
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2005 22:34:56 GMT
Tom Tromey wrote:
>>>>>>"Matt" == Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@yahoo.com> writes:
>>>I don't understand this (sorry if I wasn't paying attention
>>>earlier).  If "extend" means defining public API's in those
>>>packages, then Classpath doesn't purport to do that. The
>>>java.lang.VMClass, etc.  stuff are all internal API's not meant for
>>>public consumption.
> Matt> Wasn't one of the issues here the theoretical "What
> Matt> happens when Sun defines a public VMClass class in
> Matt> java.lang?"
> There's no bad (i.e., security violating) situation that can arise
> from this.  It is no different from Sun adding any other class that is
> not yet implemented in Classpath.

There would be a namespace collision though (I'd guess the risk is small


Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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