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From "Yonik Seeley" <ysee...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Results (Re: Survey: Lucene and Java 1.4 vs. 1.5)
Date Tue, 20 Jun 2006 20:03:19 GMT
On 6/20/06, Ray Tsang <saturnism@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think retrotranslator only work on the syntax, but not on the 1.5
> specific libraries (for obvious reasons).

I was going by the link provided: http://retrotranslator.sourceforge.net/

What Java 5.0 features are supported?

    * Generics (generic types)
    * Annotations (metadata)
    * Reflection on generics and annotations
    * Typesafe enums (enumerated types)
    * Autoboxing/unboxing
    * Enhanced for loop (for-each loop)
    * Varargs (variable arguments)
    * Covariant return types
    * Static import
    * Concurrency utilities
    * Collections framework enhancements

It looks like there are some runtime components.


In any case, there is still GCJ too.  If GCJ supported 1.5, and we
could make a 1.4 library with Retrotranslator, that should cover most
users, right?

Then there is the question of if it's worth the effort to support 1.4
via Retrotranslator over just coding Lucene stuff in 1.4 or
backporting...

-Yonik

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