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Re: JavaHL problem with 1.4

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-09-11 21:46:35 CEST

Daniel Rall <dlr@collab.net> wrote on 09/11/2006 02:24:36 PM:

> Past a certain point (e.g. allow the library to load enough to spit
> out a "version mismatch" error or something), I don't agree. Trying
> to support mismatched library versions which were never intended to
> work with each other is an uphill battle that is going to lead to a
> matrix of unanticipated problems, and is definitely more trouble than
> it's worth.

I think our minimum effort going forward should be to insure that any
version of the JAR from 1.4 onward can load any future version of the
library and successfully call the getVersion() methods we added in 1.4.0.

Beyond that I'd like to see a best effort attempt at compatability and no
consideration given to trying to needlessly prevent stuff from running. It
seems unlikely that an older JAR would not have all of its methods
implemented by the library and with a newer JAR if your Java code is using
newer methods you ought to check the library version first.


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