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From Dennis Byrne <den...@dbyrne.net>
Subject Re: [proposal] serialVersionUID?
Date Fri, 22 Jul 2005 20:16:15 GMT
It's a way for the compiler to keep track of binary 
compatibility.  They have the same thing in COM.  If you've 
ever looked in the windows registry, you'll see tons of GUIDS 
that are doing the same thing.  

OK, so I used to program in VB.

---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 15:37:24 -0400
>From: Sean Schofield <sean.schofield@gmail.com>  
>Subject: Re: [proposal] serialVersionUID?  
>To: MyFaces Development <dev@myfaces.apache.org>
>
>Just out of curiosity, why does Eclipse require/desire 
this?  I've
>only used this with client server applications.
>
>sean
>
>On 7/22/05, Bill Dudney <bdudney@mac.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> As I'm going through the code I'm adding 
serialVersionUID's to the
>> classes that don't have it but should (according to 
Eclipse's warning
>> about such things).
>> 
>> Just wanted to make sure that was not a controversial 
topic :-)
>> 
>> TTFN,
>> 
>> -bd-
>>
Dennis Byrne

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