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Re: [cp-patches] Stupid spec constant values

From: Mark Wielaard
Subject: Re: [cp-patches] Stupid spec constant values
Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2005 18:00:53 +0200


On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 09:40 -0400, Stuart Ballard wrote:
> On 10/5/05, Jeroen Frijters <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Stuart Ballard wrote:
> > Not that it matters much, but I didn't see any changes from 1.3 to 1.4
> > to 1.5, and given the fact that the dates are both in 1997, I assumed it
> > was just a historical thing.
> The values in the japi results are different in those versions.
> Perhaps they were different in the Blackdown JDKs - I think those are
> the versions I have installed for 1.2 through 1.4. What that means for
> what the "right thing to do" is, I don't know, though.

I think the "right thing to do" here is just ignoring this field. A
constantly changing constant static field value is useless anyway. And
adding RCS keywords in our own source code only makes the problem worse
since people have to be careful that they don't get expanded when moving
the source around between repositories.



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