[Review request] Make Cell.updateItem(item, empty) public, rather than protected

Jonathan Giles jonathan.giles at oracle.com
Mon Jul 8 22:39:36 PDT 2013

Ah drat - good catch! Well, that takes me back to square one....

We could go with the override invalidate() on Cell.setItem(...), but I 
really don't think that is right. I think it'll have to be back to the 
drawing board for this one.

-- Jonathan

On 9/07/2013 5:28 p.m., Tom Schindl wrote:
> On 09.07.13 04:10, Jonathan Giles wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> This request is to change the API for Cell.updateItem(T item, boolean
>> empty) from protected to public. Clearly this will not be a breaking
>> change, but it does make the API more public than ideal :-)
> This is a breaking change. If I subclassed Cell and overloaded it (still
> leaving it protected) I'll then get a compiler error because I can't
> reduce visibility in a subclass.
> Tom

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