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Re: [Subclipse-users] Major refactoring - issues?

From: Karl Auer <kauer_at_biplane.com.au>
Date: 2006-02-10 01:42:27 CET

> > can drag stuff out of it and drop stuff into it. Why not be able to
> > rename it, too?
> The default package is a standard Java concept. It is defined more
> as the absence of a package, i.e. the fact that there is no package
> name for the classes that are "in" it. I think it would be
> misleading to allow it to be treated as if it had a name. The IDE
> should not create the sort of confusion that such a change could cause.

By that logic, dragging and dropping into or out of the default package
should also not be supported.

The point is, I think, that at present creating a named package out of
the default package is fraught with danger for the versioning system if
not done properly. If a straightforward rename was permitted, this
danger would not exist; you'd have an intuitive way to convert
unpackaged sources to members of a package, without risking stuffing up
your versioning. It could be called something else like "convert to
named package" if you want to maintain purity of concept.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer@biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (w/h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160 (mob)
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