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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@4quarters.com>
Subject Re: POLL: null context attribute values
Date Fri, 16 Jan 2004 00:14:13 GMT

On Jan 15, 2004, at 6:50 PM, Nathan Bubna wrote:

> Geir Magnusson Jr said:
>> On Jan 15, 2004, at 6:38 PM, Nathan Bubna wrote:
>>> lloyd said:
>>>> Nathan Bubna wrote:
>>>>> personally, it might break the hacks i've used to get around this
>>> "feature" in
>>>>> the past.  that's ok with me, but i don't know about other people.
>>>>>
>>>>> again, i think it'd be best to have a velocity.properties setting
>>>>> that
>>> toggles
>>>>> this behavior.  just set the default to the old behavior, and then 
>>>>> we
>>> needn't
>>>>> worry about BC.
>>>>
>>>> ...or just make it the toggle transitional - deprecate it for a
>>>> following release of velocity?
>>>
>>> sure, i'd suggest we could remove the toggle in the next release 
>>> where
>>> we put
>>> aside BC concerns.  2.0 or whatever.
>>>
>>>> i can't imagine why anyone would want the old (ie current) 
>>>> behavior...
>>>
>>> well, then i've just barely got you beat there,
>>> because i can imagine precisely one:  backwards compatibility! ;)
>>>
>>
>> I still wish I could recall the reason, because we had one.... :)
>
> yeah, but obviously it wasn't that important. :)

No doubt.  I'm just annoyed at myself for not being able to remember.  
I have a mind like a steel sieve...

geir

>
> Nathan Bubna
> nathan@esha.com
>
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Geir Magnusson Jr                                   203-247-1713(m)
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