Using explicit imports

Doug Simon doug.simon at
Tue Sep 15 08:19:46 UTC 2015

We recently changed the default policy for organizing imports to use explicit imports instead of on demand imports. The problems with on demand imports are described here:

Discussions on the pros & cons of this abound[1] but since we’re using IDEs that a) can organize imports and b) fold/hid them by default, all objections are sufficiently dealt with.

We did not apply an Organize Imports pass over all existing sources given how large (and potentially) disruptive such a change might be. However, as imports are made explicit future changesets will be a little noisier than usual until all sources are using explicit imports.



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