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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [doc] Compatibility guidelines
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2006 08:13:09 GMT
Anton Avtamonov wrote:
> Tim, that is excellent! Thank you.
> 
> I have couple of minor questions:
> 
> Am I right with interpretation that the primary "source" is the spec
> rather than RI behavior? If the spec is consistent and logical, but
> contradicts to the RI behavior we are basing on spec? I'm asking just
> because that caused lots of debates last time and I want to make sure
> everyone agreed with this statement now.

That's what I thought we agreed.  If the guide does not make that clear
then I am happy to clarify.

> Another minor comment regarding to the serialization compatibility:
> What if serialization form is not specified and the spec states that
> serialization form will not be compatible with future releases? Does
> it mean we want to copy the existing serialization form? Or we are
> going to define our own? Should it be reflected in the guidelines?

I suggest that we copy the current RI form (if we can deduce it
honestly) to get better interoperability.

Regards,
Tim

-- 

Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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