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From Kevin Jackson <>
Subject Re:
Date Fri, 12 Nov 2004 10:35:38 GMT

>Its retained in case someone, somewhere, had subclassed the task, or
>created a cvs task and cast it to tasks.Cvs.
>In OSS code there is no real privacy of implementation, and we have to
>try and maintain the appearance of stability in the moderately public
>areas. That doesnt mean that we cant change things, but we have to
>assume that people use our tasks programatically as well as in XML and
>so cannot
>-remove existing tasks
>-remove existing setter methods. If you want to change the type of a
>setter (e.g String -> Integer), you need to retain the old one *after*
>the new one. 
Sorry, didn't understand, but thanks for explaining, OSS is certainly 
new to me as something to work on as opposed to with.


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