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From Igor Vaynberg <igor.vaynb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: taking the I out of Interface
Date Sun, 04 Oct 2009 22:55:57 GMT
heh, dont confuse "making such a big deal" with an incredibly
low-entry barrier into this thread. posting your opinion here requires
nothing more than clicking the send button,  and of course having an
opinion - which everyone always does.

compare the turn out in this thread to the incredibly low turn out in
the "[wicket 1.5] url handling refactor preview" which is many orders
of magnitude more important but requires someone to actually spend
10-20 minutes looking and understanding some code.

-igor

On Sun, Oct 4, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Eelco Hillenius
<eelco.hillenius@gmail.com> wrote:
> I just want to get off my chest that it is amazing to me we all make
> such a big deal out of that "I" being there. It's been there forever,
> and with previous discussions we always concluded to leave it in
> there. I never liked the code format we're using (curly braces on the
> next line), but heck even though Wicket is the only project I've ever
> worked on (as far as I can remember) where I used that, it's not
> something to lose sleep over. Same with the I, I like it, but I'd be
> fine with any alternative. More problematic to me is that we're going
> to break a lot of code - including code printed on dead trees - over
> it while there is absolutely no benefit other than a superficial one,
> and as you can see from the replies in the thread, it's not even
> universally thought of as better. And I think that some are a bit too
> quick to trivialize that. Breaks, even little ones are annoying and
> imho only justifyable when there's a clear benefit to doing that. But
> this is plain nitpicking to me.
>
> I wouldn't give this a blocking vote, even if I had been more active
> in the last year, but I'd like to ask everyone to not take even little
> API breaks too lightly.
>
> Eelco
>

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