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From Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.conno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Animal sniffer
Date Fri, 17 May 2013 15:49:36 GMT
That is not a use case for animal sniffer.
http://mojo.codehaus.org/clirr-maven-plugin/
Or
http://mojo.codehaus.org/jdiff-maven-plugin/

On Friday, 17 May 2013, Jeffrey E Care wrote:

> William Eason <willeason2@gmail.com <javascript:;>> wrote on 05/17/2013
> 11:21:37 AM:
>
> > Yes I've used it.  I thought it worked great!
> >
> > On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:24 AM, Jeffrey E Care <carej@us.ibm.com<javascript:;>
> >
> wrote:
> >
> > > Is anyone using animal-sniffer? I found & reported a potential problem
> on
> > > the mojo mailing list, but no response so far. I'm wondering if anyone
> here
> > > on the list is using it or has used it in the past.
>
> Can I ask when was that last time that you used it? Which version? What
> problem(s) were you trying to solve?
>
> I'm looking for a tool that my team can use to validate version-to-version
> API compatibility of our modules. My use case is to record the API
> signature of version n-1, then during builds of version n compare the
> current API signature to version n-1's signature. I thought that I could
> use animal-sniffer for this, but even my very simple test shows that
> neither the check goal nor the enforcer rule complains about even simple
> breaking changes (like deleting a whole class!).
>
> Are there any alternative tools available for this use case? I really
> don't want to have to roll my own here...



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