review request (URGENT): 7051206: JSR 292 method name SwitchPoint.isValid is misleading to unwary users; should be hasBeenInvalidated

John Rose john.r.rose at
Fri Jun 3 10:29:29 PDT 2011

On Jun 3, 2011, at 10:22 AM, Y. Srinivas Ramakrishna wrote:

> Looks good. Thanks for caring for the unwary user (which i unwittingly
> represented when i previously pointed out the admittedly somewhat
> subjective naturalness of the stable negative sense compared with
> the unstable positive sense).

Yes!  You get some of the credit for setting up the sense of urgency about the name.

Charlie:  By using the nonstandard name, we hope to make it harder to access the name casually.  This applies to beans too.

-- John
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