Please stop incrementing the classfile version number when there are no format changes
luke.hutch at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 20:23:26 UTC 2019
On Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 2:18 PM Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com> wrote:
> The mistake Luke made (and then repeatedly doubled down on several times)
> was that he started with the notion that he knew what the problem was
> (without building consensus around that), and that he knew what the
> solution was (without building consensus around that), and then lept from
> there to push on a specific solution. Before he’d even made his argument,
> his subject line gave it away: “Please stop <doing thing I obviously think
> is terrible.>”. Then, when it was pointed out that the problem was far
> subtler and more complex than he’d given it credit for, _he continued to
> argue for the same non-solution, rather than trying to backtrack to the
> underlying problem._
That wasn't my subject line, it was Mike's. I was expressing support for
the issues Mike raised, giving other reasons why what he was asking for was
> Yes, this is hard. It’s much easier to drive by and say “Please stop
> doing X, kthxbye”. But nothing that affects compatibility is that simple.
Brian, you have been the only person so far asking for the thread to end --
this is the only "kthxbye" so far.
You ask for consensus, but you are the gatekeeper for decisions here, so
consensus doesn't actually matter -- your decision does. And I see there is
no convincing you of the value of other opinions on this subject.
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