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From "William Ferguson" <William.Fergu...@yarris.com>
Subject RE: Comments on MNG-2123 (version specification issues)
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2008 23:05:37 GMT
> If 3.2 where (sic) expressed as a hard requirement, it should throw an
exception. 

Yes, but not a NullPointer.
The reason for the failure needs to be clear and unambiguous.

William


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett Porter [mailto:brett@apache.org] 
> Sent: Tuesday, 4 March 2008 7:52 AM
> To: Maven Developers List
> Subject: Re: Comments on MNG-2123 (version specification issues)
> 
> The test case provided at the end seems like a different 
> issue to the one Carlos originally described. I would suggest 
> cloning the issue for that and it looks like the original 
> report is either already fixed or easy to come up with a test 
> case. Carlos?
> 
> For the example given below, I believe 3.2 is equivalent to 
> 3.2.0 in the system, so is certainly > 3.1.99. Since (at 
> present), 3.2 represents a suggestion and not a requirement, 
> the original range should be returned, and later the latest 
> release within that range should be selected. If 3.2 where 
> expressed as a hard requirement, it should throw an exception.
> 
> Cheers,
> Brett
> 
> On 04/03/2008, at 5:05 AM, Brian E. Fox wrote:
> 
> > http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-2123
> >
> >
> >
> > The proposed fix is to return RELEASE as the version if two 
> > dependencies at the same level specify incompatible 
> versions (ie 3.2 
> > and (2.0,3.1.99]). Clearly we shouldn't throw an NPE, but returning 
> > the RELEASE version feels wrong. First that totally breaks 
> > repeatability of a build and second, shouldn't we notify 
> the user with 
> > a useful exception instead of guessing anything?
> >
> >
> >
> > --Brian
> >
> 
> --
> Brett Porter
> brett@apache.org
> http://blogs.exist.com/bporter/
> 
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