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From Suderman Keith <>
Subject Re: changing "with" to return self or doto
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:34:02 GMT

> On Jul 6, 2016, at 10:41 AM, Jochen Theodorou <> wrote:
> On 06.07.2016 16:24, Suderman Keith wrote:
>> -1 to a breaking change (in 2.5 or 3.0).  I agree with Jason, breaking changes only
for methods that are widely considered to be broken.
> if no breaking changes even in a new major version, then when?

Well, I was simply speaking to this particular breaking change.  However, I am in agreement
with Jason and breaking changes should only occur in major versions (maybe with some exceptions)
and then only for very good, well agreed upon reasons.  


>> -1 to a new method.  While a new method may be better than a breaking change I don’t
like to see Object’s namespace become even more polluted with marginally useful methods.
 I don’t think the current behaviour is so offensive that it requires an additional method
on Object; is `x.with { it }` really that bad?
> yes, I feel the namespace for Object is too polluted already as well.
> bye Jochen

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Department of Computer Science
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY

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