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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [WARN] Removing the file attribute from <zip> and friends tomorrow
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2002 10:06:06 GMT
On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Peter Donald <> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Feb 2002 20:04, Stefan Bodewig wrote:

>> Why people would want to use one nightly build and adapt to it but
>> not want to adapt to yet another nightly build.
> the majority of people don't know they are using a nightly ?

So don't impose it on them - ahh, the benefits of putting jars into

I'm in favor of not supporting this style of development (rely on
alpha code and don't track the development list of the product in

> However the change has been too long in codebase to completely
> remove.

I can follow your reasoning to a certain degree, but I'm afraid this
would be going to set a precedent as it almost forces us to veto any
changes until we've voted on attribute names or something.


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