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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Consesus on removing a public method from IA.Private class whose instance is returned from IA.public class.
Date Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:10:07 GMT
bq. we should not remove it directly

My understanding is the same.


On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 10:22 PM, ashish singhi <ashish.singhi@huawei.com>

> Hello to all.
> I know that we can safely remove any APIs from a InterfaceAudience.Private
> class and the same is described in the HBase book.
> Now consider a case (I did not find this mentioned in our semvar),
> There is a class 'A' with InterfaceAudience.Private and class 'B' with
> InterfaceAudience.Public and then there is a public API in class 'B' which
> returns an instance of class 'A'. (We missed to mark the public method in
> class 'B' as deprecated when we marked the class 'A' as
> InterfaceAudience.Private).
> Now the question is, can we remove the public APIs from class 'A' without
> marking them deprecated ?
> I think we should not remove it directly, it will break the users using
> these(removed) public methods from class 'A'.
> P.S: This point came up  in HBASE-14769.
> Regards,
> Ashish Singhi

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