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From thomas.dewe...@kodak.com
Subject Re: [PATCH] Found correctness bugs in implementation of Batik 1.6
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2005 00:03:04 GMT
Hi Randy,

Randy Jeune <randyjeune@gmail.com> wrote on 12/19/2005 06:25:07 PM:

> [PATCH] Found correctness bugs in implementation of Batik 1.6
>  Hello, my name is Vladimir Jeune.  I was interested in your project and 

> decided to try contributing to an Open Source project.  I ran a program 
> called Findbugs on the Batik code and found some correctness
>  bugs in the implementation of Batik 1.6. 

    Thanks if you are serious it is helpful to complete a Contributors
License Agreement.  The items below are small enough that I'm not
worried about this for this contribution but I draw the line for
needing a CLA on file fairly low.

>  There were a couple places where Object.equals() was overridden but not 

> Object.hashcode(). 

    It's much better to provide a 'real' value than some fixed value.

>  There were also some calls to new Boolean(boolean) which is not 
> since valueof(boolean) gives better space and time performance.

   These aren't very performance intensive areas and valueOf(boolean)
doesn't exist in jdk 1.3 (our current baseline runtime).

>  I hope that this was useful.

   Thanks for taking the time to contribute.

   BTW I didn't use the patches (for various reasons) but
the best way to generate a patch is straight from SVN.  If
you use the command line tools 'svn diff' will do it, Tortoise
also has an option to generate a patch file.  It would have
been a fair amount of work to use the patch files as provided.


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