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From Michael McCandless <luc...@mikemccandless.com>
Subject Re: 2.9/3.0 plan & Java 1.5
Date Sun, 14 Dec 2008 11:31:09 GMT

Uwe Schindler wrote:

>> EG I haven't yet tested for JAR drop-in compatibility, eg if in 3.1  
>> we
>> wanted to swap in more generics, would a 3.0 app be able to drop in
>> the 3.1 Lucene jar w/o problems?
>
> It should, because in the compiled JVM code, generics do simply not  
> appear.

Ahhhh, right.  So I think this means we can safely, over time, swap in  
generics for these APIs w/o going through our normal back  
compatibility steps (deprecate old, rename to new, etc.).  Even say in  
the 3.1 release (a minor release) we can swap in generics for APIs.   
Great!

Mike

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