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From Richard Liang <richard.lian...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] compatibility nuances
Date Fri, 14 Jul 2006 02:02:49 GMT


Magnusson, Geir wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alexei Zakharov [mailto:alexei.zakharov@gmail.com] 
>> Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:19 AM
>> To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org; geir@pobox.com
>> Subject: Re: [classlib] compatibility nuances
>>
>>     
>>>  That our "not in any particular
>>> order" is different than the "not in any particular order" 
>>>       
>> that the RI
>>     
>>> does?  I'm not trying to make light of it, but it sounds like all is
>>> correct.
>>>       
>> Right, from the spec point of view everything is correct.  But I'd
>> like to say that our particular order differs from RI particular order
>> (and such behavior conforms to spec). My next statement is: there are
>> stupid apps that rely on the particular order
>> returned by RI (regardless of spec). I know one already. The question
>> is: should we care or not?
>>
>>     
>
> Can you figure out what their order is?  If so, I'd use that since we
> are free to do what we want, and if someone does depende on this, it's
> one less change, and it's spec compliant.
>
>   
As well as I know,  the order is what the methods are declared in java 
source. (Cannot find any document currently ;-) )

Best regards,
Richard
> Geir
>
>
>   
>> 2006/7/13, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com>:
>>     
>>> I assume you mean [drlvm], since java.lang.Class in 
>>>       
>> [classlib] is just a
>>     
>>> stub, right?
>>>
>>> Anyway, what would you say exactly?  That our "not in any particular
>>> order" is different than the "not in any particular order" 
>>>       
>> that the RI
>>     
>>> does?  I'm not trying to make light of it, but it sounds like all is
>>> correct.
>>>
>>> geir
>>>
>>> Alexei Zakharov wrote:
>>>       
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I have discovered we have small incompatibility in our 
>>>>         
>> java.lang.Class
>>     
>>>> implementation. The order of elements returned by
>>>> Class.getDeclaredMethods() differs from RI. The spec says 
>>>>         
>> here: "The
>>     
>>>> elements in the array returned are not sorted and are not in any
>>>> particular order." But I already know one application 
>>>>         
>> that relies on
>>     
>>>> this - this was one of java.beans test (already patched). 
>>>>         
>> I don't want
>>     
>>>> to say this is somehow bad but still like to inform the community
>>>> about this issue. Probably we need to rise non-bug 
>>>>         
>> differences JIRA?
>>     
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>         
>>
>> -- 
>> Alexei Zakharov,
>> Intel Middleware Product Division
>>
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Richard Liang
China Software Development Lab, IBM 


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