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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: newbie to project-where to start from
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2006 13:44:51 GMT
I agree - that is why I would say that since we are new to the 
"Implementation of Java Family", we'd want to mimic the bugs (yes, with 
discussion as I'm sure there will be bugs we don't want to mimic...).

The reason is that even if we're right - it's a bug - we're going not be 
successful with that argument to Sun, the EG, users, whatever for a while.

We'll need to build up user-base and momentum.  Then the story changes...


Anton Avtamonov wrote:
> Just minor comment:
> Many times I saw very strange behavior in jdk which I was absolutely
> sure about: definitely a bug. But then... I found applications which
> used those strange things!
> I hust want to say that it is important to be very careful when
> deciding what is bug: it is very probable to find an application
> basing on it (java world is very very huge :) ).
> --
> Anton Avtamonov,
> Intel Middleware Products Division
> On 2/17/06, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Mikhail Loenko wrote:
>>> depending on the bug...
>> actually, this is the answer I would give too (which I know is not very
>> helpful).
>> Some apparent 'bugs' are ambiguities in the spec, or a different choice
>> of under-specified behavior that we likely want to match to ensure
>> compatibility; others may be deemed implementation bugs that we should
>> not recreate.
>> Sometimes it's a tough call, we should seek consensus on the dev list.
>>> I would not like to be compatible with SIGSEGVs :)
>> We'll have our own versions ;-)
>> Regards,
>> Tim
>>> Thanks,
>>> Mikhail
>>> On 2/16/06, Alexey Petrenko <alexey.a.petrenko@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> 2006/2/16, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>:
>>>>> Tests should be written to the javadoc spec, rather than deducing
>>>>> behavior from any particular implementation.
>>>> By the way...
>>>> Do we want to be bug compatible with reference implementation?
>>>> --
>>>> Alexey A. Petrenko
>>>> Intel Middleware Products Division
>> --
>> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
>> IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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