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From "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Compatibility or non-bug question
Date Sat, 16 Dec 2006 04:47:41 GMT
We have a compatibility guideline [1].
And according this guideline we should discuss cases like yours one by one.

SY, Alexey

[1] http://harmony.apache.org/subcomponents/classlibrary/compat.html

2006/12/16, Zakharov, Vasily M <vasily.m.zakharov@intel.com>:
> Hi, all,
>
> I'm now trying to investigate and fix some trivial bugs, but I'm not
> sure which way to fix them to.
>
> There're multiple situations where RI, say, doesn't throw exception and
> Harmony does throw, and throwing an exception in that situation looks
> good and logical.
>
> In other words, the question is, what is a compatibility bug (that needs
> to be fixed to match RI) and what is a non-bug difference.
>
> Also, there's a question on non-bug differences. They're not bugs, but
> what should we do to them? Just close them, if Harmony behaviour seems
> more correct than RI's? Or fix them to match RI though they're not bugs,
> to make sure we don't break existing applications?
>
> Here are two characteristic examples of uncertainties that occur rather
> frequently:
> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-1024
> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-2525
>
> Do we have some, say, policy, or guideline on how issues like these
> could (or should) be resolved?
>
> There're many issues like these, and having a general approach would
> ease dealing with them...
>
> Any opinions?
>
> Thank you!
>
> Vasily Zakharov
> Intel Enterprise Solutions Software Division
>

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