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From "Magnusson, Geir" <geir.magnus...@intel.com>
Subject RE: [classlib] compatibility nuances
Date Thu, 13 Jul 2006 14:21:08 GMT

> -----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.

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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