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From Dalibor Topic <robi...@kaffe.org>
Subject Re: Implementation comparisons
Date Mon, 07 Nov 2005 11:36:37 GMT
Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi Dalibor,
> On Sat, 2005-11-05 at 11:02 -0800, Dalibor Topic wrote:
>>On Sat, Nov 05, 2005 at 05:58:20PM +0000, Tim Ellison wrote:
>>>>Luckily there are several in depth books about
>>>>various parts of the core library. O'Reilly and Addison Wesley publish
>>>>some very good titles. Since real programmers use these books and the
>>>>examples they give they are often a more solid base to work from.
>>>At the risk of sounding boring, it is worth noting that the books'
>>>material is usually copyrighted and licensed too -- so we have to be
>>>careful not to copy examples from any reference material into Harmony's
>>>implementation or test suites where the license is incompatible with the
>>Licenses in real, printed books?
>>I've only got three words: first sale doctrine. 
> O, come on. You know what Tim means. Normally books don't allow copying
> of their text for arbitrary purposes. You cannot just copy large chunks
> of descriptions or example code from books without the agreement of the
> publisher first. The main point is that the javadoc as published isn't
> really a spec (even if some people call it that way). You do need real
> books that describe what the stuff does that we want to be compatible
> with. In the end it only matters what real programs do and real programs
> are based on real descriptions of the core library as described in these
> books.

Yep. Sorry for the confusion, it was a misunderstanding on my side. :(

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