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From "Sergey Soldatov" <sergey.solda...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Sun's permission to use exception messages and toString() formats
Date Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:47:39 GMT
Sounds reasonable.

On 7/17/06, Alexey Petrenko <alexey.a.petrenko@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I do not think that we really need to rewrite all the toString messages.
> I suggest to update them as needed. For example if somebody will
> discover that some important application depends on it...
>
> SY, Alexey
>
> 2006/7/17, Richard Liang <richard.liangyx@gmail.com>:
> > Good news! So we can output the same message if possible. Not sure
> > whether we need to update all of us toStrings? Any comments?
> >
> > Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> > > Sun, via Graham Hamilton (my favorite Sun Fellow), has stated the
> > > following :
> > >
> > >    Sun has no objections to Harmony (or other TCK-compliant Java SE
> > >    implementations) using the same exception messages and toString
> > >    formats as the Sun implementation of Java SE.
> > >
> > > Further, as a personal comment, he added :
> > >
> > >     Keep in mind that since these messages and formats are not part of
> > >     the Java SE specifications, Sun may occasionally change the
> messages
> > >     and formats it uses.  We tend to be cautious in doing that, so as
> > >     not to impact applications, but it isn't ruled out.
> > >
> > > Also, it should be noted that in the APIs where Doug Lea or Josh Bloch
> > > had a major influence, there's a good change that the toString()
> format
> > > *is* defined in the spec.  For example, see HashMap (via AbstractMap).
> > > The point is that while it hasn't been done consistently throughout
> the
> > > entire API, it's well understood by some that people depend on these
> > > things, and one should be careful about changing them.
> > >
> > > geir
> > >
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> >
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> > Richard Liang
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> Alexey A. Petrenko
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Sergey Soldatov
Intel Middleware Products Division

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