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Re: japi and public references to non-public types

From: Mark Wielaard
Subject: Re: japi and public references to non-public types
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 18:47:34 +0200

On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 09:57 -0400, Stuart Ballard wrote:
> On 10/5/05, Jeroen Frijters <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Possibly. Maybe we can use annotations (in the -- hopefully near --
> > future) to mark code that differs from Sun for a valid reason?
> Perhaps I have too little faith in my fellow developers, but this idea
> scares me ;)

An annotation like that might be useful like a deprecation annotation is
useful. Then the compiler can warn that you are possibly using an
implementation specific or not-forward/backward non-abi-compatible thing
from a library. Library implementers do make mistakes. If they do there
might not be a way back, but it would be good to warn the user/developer
about it.



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