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From Paul Cowan <>
Subject Re: 2.9/3.0 plan & Java 1.5
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2008 08:35:30 GMT
Just for the record, to pick up this point of Grant's:

Grant Ingersoll wrote:
> IIRC, we also agreed that we didn't feel any compelling reason to make a 
> sweeping change to generics, but would likely just add them as we see 
> 'em, unless of course someone wants to do a wholesale patch.  

I'll go on record as saying that if doing a 'wholesale patch' is the 
easiest way, I'm more than happy to do so. As an experiment I tried 
using a combination of Eclipse's "infer generic type arguments" (which 
is brilliant, but not perfect) and manual changes (where Eclipse doesn't 
quite manage to nail it) and managed to get ~2000 'use of raw types' 
warnings throughout the Lucene trunk codebase down to ~1000 in the space 
of an hour or so.

There's a little bit of manual tidy-up involved but it's something I've 
done plenty of before (both internally and on external APIs, which 
obviously require more care) -- but if you want someone to do the 
gruntwork, well, just let me know when the 3.0-dev branch exists and is 
ready for commits and I'll set aside a day and give it a crack.



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