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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: matching reference implementation exception behaviour
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:02:19 GMT


Mark Hindess wrote:
> On 4/11/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>> Mikhail Loenko wrote:
>>> It's not too late to think about it once again and probably revisit
>>> the decision.
>> BTW, I don't think of this as a blanket rule-of-law, but rather a
>> guideline, a motivation for how we make decisions on a bug-by-bug or
>> issue-by-issue basis.
>>
>>> As I understand goal #1 is to meet needs of as many potential users as we can
>>> and decision to be spec incompatible in favor of new hot RI version might be
>>> not the best one.
>> I think I agree :)
> 
> Mikhail makes it sound like this is just an aberation in the RI - and
> I might agree with you/him if I thought that is what it was - but as I
> mention earlier both IBM and BEA implementations have the same
> behaviour. 

It might be because they use the same class library as the RI :)

> Do we really want to take a different path to what must be
> the most common 5.0 implementations?

No, and I'm not sure why you think I disagree with that.

geir

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