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From Richard Liang <richard.lian...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Sun's permission to use exception messages and toString() formats
Date Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:51:51 GMT
Agree :-)

Alexey Petrenko 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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>> -- 
>> Richard Liang
>> China Software Development Lab, IBM
>>
>>
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