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From Hervé BOUTEMY <>
Subject Re: [MNG-6164] Collections inconsistently immutable
Date Sun, 28 May 2017 11:01:41 GMT
I'm not confident on this one.

I understand the inconsistency issue, that may lead to edge-case issues in 
plugins or extensions (that unexpectedly get an immutable empty list when they 
usually get a modifiable non-empty list)

Is it the right solution to change every non-empty list to immutable?
Why wouldn't be the solution to make every returned empty list mutable?
Or a mix: on some cases, immutable is a good feature, but on others consistent 
mutable would be the good choice?

Do you know how many plugins or extensions this update will break?
I know that consistent breaks are better than inconsistent breaks (on empty 
lists), but is it the right time to take such risk?

I know that core ITs pass: that does not mean that external plugins won't 
break (thousands in Central only, I don't know how many corporate plugins 

How many cases are changed? In which areas of Maven API?
That is the information I need to vote for this change, knowing the effective 
impact it will have



Le dimanche 28 mai 2017, 12:01:20 CEST Michael Osipov a écrit :
> Am 2017-05-25 um 21:12 schrieb Michael Osipov:
> > Who seconds MNG-6164 for 3.5.1?
> > 
> > This is a non-functional consistency fix. All ITs pass.
> Anyone?
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