[jdom-interest] JDOM with generics
victor.toni at ebuconnect.de
Sat May 6 00:35:35 PDT 2006
Jason Hunter wrote:
>>>> Can code using the Collections API (java.util.List, java.util.Map,
>>>> ...) and compiled using JDK 1.2 be run under JDK 1.5, where the
>>>> Collections API is implemented with generics...?
>>> Yes. But new tech is always better at supporting old tech than vice
>> Is there any vice versa in this case? You would only use the generics
>> enabled JDOM JAR if you in fact are running JDK 1.5 or newer.
> Ever graph the JAR dependency graph of a big project? It's crazy. :)
> The issue is what happens when your Java 5 program depends on JDOM 5
> but also on a package that depends on JDOM 1.0? Serious question.
> You can't assume you can recompile the package because it's not yours.
> Assuming it was compiled against JDK 1.2, can it understand the JDOM 5
> JAR adequately?
I would second the idea of having a JDOM 1.5 which is identical to 1.0
(or maybe better 1.0.1 ; -) ) expect that it uses Generics. It should be
as compatible for older projects as is the 1.5 runtime.
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