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RE: [wtp-dev] FW: Arrays vs. Collections in new API

Kosta et al,

We need to think carefully about the evolution of APIs in general. In some cases, we may have to preserve the old ones and provide new parallel APIs that coexist with them. Plug-ins can then migrate to the new ones incrementally.

Arthur Ryman,
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"Konstantin Komissarchik" <kosta@xxxxxxx>
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08/16/2005 03:28 PM

Please respond to
"General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues."

"General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues." <wtp-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
RE: [wtp-dev] FW: Arrays vs. Collections in new API

No, we are not proposing to move to Java 5.0 for the 1.0 release. What the conversation was about and what we would like to propose to WTP as a whole is to consider moving to using unparameterized Collections in the API for the 1.0 release. Then, when platform and WTP moves to Java 5.0 (3.2/1.5?), the APIs can be changed to use parameterized collections without breaking binary compatibility.
- Konstantin

From: wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wtp-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David M Williams
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 11:44 AM
General discussion of project-wide or architectural issues.
Re: [wtp-dev] FW: Arrays vs. Collections in new API


This was interesting ... but to be clear, our 1.0 will be on Eclipse 3.1.1 and, I'm guessing, when
Jim said "in the fall they will start to use Java 5.0" I suspect he meant for the 3.2 stream.

Are you suggesting we standardize on Java 5.0 for our API and 1.0 release?
If so ... seems like a huge step, to me.

So ... just thought I'd ask for clarification ... maybe you were just sharing
an interesting discussion?

>Jim des Rivieres wrote up this helpful response to an API question we had, and
>agreed to let me forward it to the list.  Something to consider as we finalize api for 1.0.
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