[jdom-interest] Java 5 planning

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Sat Mar 8 09:49:55 PST 2008

> Yes, this is the potential problem if we alter the public 
> API, which seems to be the "value" as well as the "curse" of 
> a Java 5 jump.  It's why I ponder an org.jdom2 package if we 
> do that, so the piles of existing code keep working and new 
> code can be written against the new package.  That's not 
> ideal, but it's practical.  What do you think, Michael?

Well, that has a downside too: I will have to fork the net.sf.saxon.jdom
package to create a net.sf.saxon.jdom2 package, and maintain and test both.
That's an extra 1000 or so tests to run each time I make a release. But it's
probably the lesser evil.

Michael Kay

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