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From "Dan Lydick" <boot...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: [classlib] Java namespace in org.apache.harmony
Date Wed, 22 Mar 2006 00:52:01 GMT

Yea-- I had missed this thread.  Sorry for the duplication.
I have now looked at this web page and I like the proposed
concept.

Dan Lydick


> [Original Message]
> From: Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>
> To: <harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> Date: 3/19/06 8:31:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [classlib] Java namespace in org.apache.harmony
>
> Dan,
>
> We agreed to use org.apache.harmony as our package name prefixes, and
> even refined that with the following guidelines in the class library:
>
http://incubator.apache.org/harmony/subcomponents/classlibrary/pkgnaming.htm
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>
> Regards,
> Tim
>
> Dan Lydick wrote:
> > I encourage the use of our name space as "org.apache.harmony"
> > for three reasons to start out with:  (1) simplicity of identification
> > by _any_ interested party anywhere, and (2) this is the requested
> > format in Java development guidelines as they have been developed
> > over the life of the Java language, thus it is the conventional wisdom
> > as we now understand it, and-- most of all-- (3) if the ASF is going
> > to do this new implementation of Java, any significant deviation from
> > this format, thus colliding with reason #1 and #2 above, will surely
> > be seen by the industry as a departure from Java standards, thus
> > very likely lowering the credibility of the Harmony project in the
> > eyes of the industry overall, meaning lowering the potential for
> > long-term success of the Harmony project from the time such a
> > departure is agreed upon.  Not to be a nay-sayer, but I think that
> > this standard, being as well entrenched as it is, has some merits to
> > it, both intrinsically by its domain name style of structure and
> > popularly because the standard is long simce in place at this time.
> > Not that I am opposed to other ideas, but I think this one should
> > stay with us.
> > 
> > Dan Lydick
> > 
> > 
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From: Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com>
> >> To: <harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> >> Date: 1/18/06 5:42:57 AM
> >> Subject: [classlib] Java namespace in org.apache.harmony
> >>
> >> I changed thread name to keep this issue from getting buried in the 
> >> security2 discussion (and get it out of there...)  I also added 
> >> [classlib] in the subject to help people sort things out...  I plan to 
> >> use [classlib:security2] for more disucssion about my sec2 problems...
> >>
> >> "org.apache.harmony" == o.a.h  for short is the root of our project
java 
> >> namespace.
> >>
> >> Should we consider
> >>
> >>    o.a.h.classlib
> >>
> >> for the classlibrary work?  We have no reason to now, and the extremos 
> >> will tell us not to do it unless we need it, but I can easily imagine
us 
> >> needing it, and it will be less of a royal PITA to do later....
> >>
> >> geir
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
>
> -- 
>
> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
> IBM Java technology centre, UK.




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