[jdom-interest] JDOM & generics?

Sam Barnett-Cormack sdb at geekworld.co.uk
Mon Jul 16 08:20:01 PDT 2007

Michael Kay wrote:
>> But as JDK 5 is out since nearly 3 years now I think some 
>> projects have to step forward. That's my own opinion - don't 
>> be mad on me. ;-)
> It's my opinion too. But there are users who can't move forward because they
> are tied to components or frameworks that haven't moved forward: or in some
> cases because moving forward is too expensive ("I can't move to Java 5
> because that means moving to Wizobeans 3.9, and Wizobeans 3.9 only works
> with Banana 8, and upgrading my Banana license to version 8 would cost $10
> zillion").
> A component like JDOM, unfortunately, has to move at the pace of the
> slowest.
Didn't someone mention a way to build the sources in Java5, using no
feature except generics, and build the classes twice with no source
changes: once Java5 compatible, and once at 1.4?

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