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From Michael McCandless <>
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.   


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