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Re: JavaHL bindings cleanup

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-03-16 19:07:45 CET

Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> Blair Zajac wrote:
>> Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>>> Mark Phippard wrote:
>>>> On 3/16/07, Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright@mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
>>>>> I've been mucking around in the JavaHL bindings the past few days,
>>>>> and I
>>>>> have the following suggestions:
>>>>> 1) Update the .cpp and .java files to use the same coding style that
>>>>> the
>>>>> main codebase uses.
>>>> I am not sure it makes sense to force the .java files to follow a style
>>>> used
>>>> in C/C++, but to be honest I am not familiar with the scope of what that
>>>> would mean. Maybe not much. For me, since I use tools like Eclipse, I
>>>> would just want the style to be something reasonable that I can set in
>>>> Eclipse and let it handle for me.
>>> That's understandable. The .java code is different enough from the .cpp
>>> code that it shouldn't matter too much. The problem I'm trying to solve
>>> is two-fold: the .cpp files have a style all their own, and it isn't
>>> consistent; and, C++ is similar enough to C that when working in them,
>>> it would be easier if they just had the same style.
>>> Would moving function parameters to individual lines be incongruent with
>>> prevailing Java styles?
>>>> 2) Rearrange methods within classes in alphabetical order, with older
>>>>> methods first in the case of overloaded methods.
>>>>> 3) Implement older APIs as wrappers around newer APIs in the same
>>>>> class.
>>>>> (Currently, some are implemented as wrappers around newer APIs in
>>>>> other classes.)
>>>>> I think this would improve maintainability substantially, but I wanted
>>>>> to know what others thought. Comments? Objections?
>>>> In general I am fine with the concept. I do not know what #3 means at a
>>>> technical level so cannot comment. Obviously the main issue is that the
>>>> changes do not make it too hard to backport future fixes, but I would
>>>> say
>>>> that the number of those are likely to be a number approaching zero. So
>>>> better to do this now, well in advance of a 1.5 branch.
>>> Other than giving the compiler/optimizer a bit more information, #3,
>>> doesn't have much technical impact. This is mainly limited to the
>>> SVNClientSynchronized class, which can implement old APIs using newer
>>> ones in the same class, or by calling the new API in SVNClient. It just
>>> seems Right to use the API in the same class whenever it is available.
>> Can you give an example with the actual method names? I'd like to see
>> what you're referring to.
> Look at the two remove() methods in SVNClientSynchronized. The old
> version calls the new version directly.
> Now, look at the two add() methods in SVNClientSynchronized. They both
> call the corresponding versions in SVNClient.
> Functionally, the two behaviors are the same: they both end up calling
> the correct native code. It just seems like there should just be one
> call to SVNClient, and that SVNClientSynchronized APIs should wrap each
> other, where possible.

Yes, I agree, they should be consistent. Definitely easier to read the
code when SVNClientSynchronized.remove() calls the other
SVNClientSynchronized.remove() then both calling SVNClient.remove().


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