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From "Nathan Beyer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-103) java.lang.StringBuilder Implementation for LUNI
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2006 00:42:27 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-103?page=comments#action_12367113 ] 

Nathan Beyer commented on HARMONY-103:
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Well, I've figured the compile issue I was having. The StringBuilder API assumes Java 5 covariance
capabilities, which is how it uplifts the methods in Appendable to be StringBuilder. I logged
a bug with the Eclipse JDT and it was a bug in the Java 5 compiler that allowed covariance
to be used when Java 1.4 bytecode was requested. Here's the bug report, which has already
been fixed: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=128560.

As such, if we need to continue using a Java 1.4 compliant compiler, then we'll either need
to remove the "implements Appendable" or change the return types to "Appendable". Since the
end goal would be to get to the proper method signature, I would propose just removing the
"implements Appendable" until we can move to a Java 5 compiler.

> java.lang.StringBuilder Implementation for LUNI
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: HARMONY-103
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-103
>      Project: Harmony
>         Type: New Feature
>   Components: Classlib
>     Reporter: Nathan Beyer
>  Attachments: StringBuilder.java, StringBuilderTest.java
>
> This bug is for submitting an implementation of the java.lang.StringBuilder to the LUNI
module of classlib. The implementation and class definition is based on the specification
at http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/lang/StringBuilder.html.
> The implementation is not complete, there are a few method that are either incomplete
or not implemented. All of these are related to the Unicode Code Point support, as defined
by Java 5. As for the rest of the implementation, there are probably a number of optimization
points, but the focus was to complete the functionality and make it compatible with various
Java 5 runtimes.
> Additionally, I had a problem with compiling this class in Eclipse 3.1.2. When I set
the compiler to Java 1.4 compliance level, the methods which implement the Appendable interface
cause compilation errors. When I set the compiler to Java 5.0 compliance with Java 1.4 .class
file compatability and Java 1.4 source compatibility, the class compiled fine. I'm not sure
if this is quirk of the JDT compiler or what, but I'm going to do some investigation and testing
to see if I can isolate it.

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