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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] HTMLPrinter is Broken

Comments below.

On 24.01.2018 13:38, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 2:27 PM, Ed Merks <ed.merks@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm a more than little annoyed to see that this method

int, RGB, RGB, String)

has gone from deprecated to deleted in less than a 5 week period:

JDT, EMF, Xtext, and Oomph all use this method.
So where were the people from these projects all these years and no
one have stepped in to make such a thing proper API?
Probably on a cruise ship or tropical island living a happy carefree life with no work.  Of course you could ask the JDT team where they were all these years?  Not on a cruise ship or tropical island I'm sure!

I really don't care to hear the arguments about it being internal because:

I don't see that JDT ought to have exclusive special privileges to use
internal things.
I don't see any reason why it should be internal.
And any client wanting to implement hovers that work like the ones for JDT,
will have the same needs as JDT and will solve the problem the same way.

I'd like to avoid dwelling on the fact that this is simply a pointless
change, but I can't help it. Surely one wouldn't change this simply to
improve performance in code that has no relevant performance impact!  It
seems to me at best a misguided effort that would be better spent on real
Neither you nor me nor anyone else has the right to tell anyone what
to contribute in his own time!
No, but I have a right to an opinion.  Although granted I should know better when to keep it to myself.

Please revert this change before M5.

And in the future, please consider that any internal API that is used by any
other project is going to cause problems for many projects just as it did
for JDT:
You're not serious, right? Do you seriously expect for every change to
do a check on every Eclipse plugin existing whether it used the
internal method to be changed? Oh wait that can't be only the release
train this must include Pydev, JBoss Tools , Spring Tools and etc,
I seriously expect people to be concerned about removing methods. In this case it was clear this impact JDT, so one really didn't need to look far to see the negative impact.
If anyone has such expectations this is clearly not going to happen.
For every case where someone uses internal he/she must know it's a
risk taken by them on purpose.
I for one strongly disagree with exporting internal packages from
bundles at all, that would solve so many such issues and boost people
to work in proper way!
We're all entitled to an opinion.  If they weren't exported, JDT wouldn't have used it, and then it would have been made public, so I suppose there is an argument in favor of that.

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