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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: digester 2.0 [WAS Re: [digester] [PROPOSAL] More pattern matching flexibility]
Date Thu, 05 Sep 2002 19:27:07 GMT
On Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at 08:30 PM, Christopher Lenz wrote:


> The *only* problem regarding backwards-compatibility is that the rules 
> instance variable would need to be removed or simply ignored by Digester.
>  So the only API client affected by these changes would be those who don'
> t use the accessor methods to access the rules, but rather access it 
> directly.

maybe we could have complete backwards compatibility by setting the rules 
field with an adapted version every time. there'd be a small performance 
hit but i'd say that this is a small price to pay.

- robert

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