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From James Duncan Davidson <>
Subject Re: Did somebody say Shut up and Write? :)
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2001 21:54:19 GMT
On 12/29/00 4:31 AM, "Peter Donald" <> wrote:

> If you want to know more there is an interesting paper by the a very smart
> guy on it. He is very widely known for algorithms (especially concurrency
> algos) in java. He has also written a book about java concurrency I believe
> .... thou I forget his name atm - I can find it if anyone wants ;)

Probably Doug Lea?
>> For everyone else (and this tends to be a very large majority), the change is
>> transparent, as long as the default behavior of the new functionality remains
>> the same as what you had before.
> Use of AbstractFoo/DefaultFoo will make this problem go away except for
> rare freaks ... but they gonna break it anyways usually ;)

True. However, it's not nice to publish interfaces that'll break even the
rare freaks code. :)

James Duncan Davidson                              
                                                                  !try; do()

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