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RE: Small ZipFile patch

From: Jeroen Frijters
Subject: RE: Small ZipFile patch
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 16:17:01 +0100

Aaron M. Renn wrote:
> Jeroen Frijters (address@hidden) wrote:
> > BTW, the design of the 1.0 I/O classes is less than 
> stellar. Since the
> > FileDescriptor class is the owner of the native resource, 
> it should have
> > had a finalizer, instead of FileInputStream and 
> FileOutputStream (for
> > some reason RandomAccessFile doesn't have a finalizer). I 
> guess I should
> > be a bit mild in my criticism, finalizers weren't very well 
> understood
> > back then...
> I am in the process of correcting this.

My gripe really wasn't directed at the Classpath implementation, but at
the Sun implementation. How compatible do we want to be in this case?
Compatible and broken or a little less compatible and not so broken ;-)


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