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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [doc] Compatibility guidelines
Date Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:06:54 GMT


Tim Ellison wrote:
> 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.

I don't recall that.  When Paulex first summarized our discussion, I 
thought that we decide those on a case by case basis, as our intention 
is to have SDK/JRE that works identically to that from IBM, BEA, Sun...

> 
>> 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.

+1

geir

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