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From Rémy Maucherat <r...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Remove org.apache.catalina.servlet4preview from 8.5.x
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2019 17:07:09 GMT
On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 6:06 PM Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> The Servlet 4 preview API in 8.5.x has been deprecated for over a year.
> It was also inconsistent with the final Servlet 4.0 API until I fixed it
> in 8.5.49 although no-one complained about the inconsistency.
>
> I'd like to propose removing the code completely.
>
> I know this is an unusual thing to do in a point release - hence this
> discussion thread. My reasoning is:
>
> - Anyone who wants Servlet 4 will have moved to 9.0.x already
>
> - The servlet4preview has been deprecated for over a year
>
> - We warned that it would be removed from 8.5.x at some point when we
>   deprecated it.
>
> - If people were using it, they would have complained that the API was
>   wrong and no complaints were received. (At least I don't recall any.)
>
> - It adds unnecessary complexity to the 8.5.x code.
>
> - I like deleting code ;)
>

:)

>
> Thoughts?
>

+1, try it.

Rémy

>
> Mark
>
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