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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: matching reference implementation exception behaviour
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2006 03:00:53 GMT
I think that people will steadily move up in versions, and maybe most 
importantly, we *are* trying to build Java SE 5, not J2SE 1.4...

geir


Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> BTW, when we were deciding that we follow RI rather then the spec, we
> cared about breaking existing implementations. But if RI changed its behavior
> from being compatible to the spec in 1.4 to being incompatible in 1.5 then do
> we believe that existing applications more likely stick to the latest
> (1.5) version?
> 
> Or if the spec is ambiguous and RI changed behavior from 1.4 to 1.5?
> 
> Example JIRA-266 and "Re: [jira] Created: (HARMONY-266)
> java.security.Signature.getInstance(String,Provider) should match 5.0
> reference implementations behaviour" mail thread.
> 
> Thanks,
> Mikhail
> 
> 
> 2006/4/11, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com>:
>>
>> Paulex Yang wrote:
>>> Mark
>>>
>>> You just point out a serious issue ;-) . The RI is just a concept, in
>>> fact we have many RIs, Sun's JDK, BEA's JDK, even different versions,
>>> Sun JDK 1.5.0, 1.5.0.04, 1.5.0.06...(even more in future I expects), and
>>> on different platforms(win32, linux32, still even more in future)...In
>>> fact sometimes they have different behavior themselves, it is very
>>> reasonable that 1.5.06 fix some bugs of 1.5.0, so that some different
>>> exceptions thrown(more reasonable IAE instead of NPE, for example), or
>>> more seriously, different results returned... Samples are available upon
>>> request:).
>> Actually, there only is one RI for any given spec, and in this case, I
>> guess we judge it to be the latest version of a spec that comes from
>> Sun? (The question isn't if it comes from Sun - as the spec lead, they
>> supply the RI - but rather what version...)
>>
>> geir
>>
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