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From Daniel Rall <...@finemaltcoding.com>
Subject Re: Dropping JDK 1.1 compatibility
Date Sun, 27 Jan 2002 18:22:33 GMT
Timothy Peierls <tim@peierls.net> writes:

> Dan Rall wrote:
> > I would like to propose that we drop JDK 1.1 compatibility in favor of
>> 1.2 and higher.
>
> If/when this is approved, I'd like to suggest that backward compatibility
> with Vector and Hashtable be maintained by 
>
> 1) adding XmlRpc class properties that determine which implementations 
>    of List and Map should be used when converting <array> and <struct>
>    arguments and results to Java objects, and
>
> 2) adding a backward compatibility class boolean that produces the
>    old behavior without having to do anything else.
>
> Defaults for 1) would be ArrayList and HashMap. (Going from Java to
> <array> and <struct> is no problem: anything implementing List is
> an <array> and anything implementing Map is a <struct>.)

Item 1 sounds like a good idea, but I don't see the point of item 2 if
item 1 is clearly documented.  A patch would be terrific.  ;-)

Thanks, Dan

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